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Announcement from director of video Micah Gelman, London hub editor Sara Sorcher, executive producer of breaking news Nicki DeMarco and dayside supervising producer of video Sarah Parnass:
We are thrilled to announce that Naomi Schanen will become The Post’s first breaking news reporter/video producer in the London hub. In this new role, Naomi will write stories and produce videos about the biggest global stories as they develop during the day in Europe.
Naomi comes to The Post from the Associated Press in London, where she helped run live video coverage of the war in Ukraine, President Biden’s inauguration, the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trials.
Naomi also freelanced for AP’s radio team, writing scripts and producing breaking-news packages. She said finding her “radio voice” took time, but she thoroughly enjoyed navigating a new medium. She has also interviewed famous figures such as Quentin Tarantino, Jimmy Page, Brian May and Maisie Williams at red carpet events while freelancing for the Upcoming, an online culture magazine.
Naomi earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from City, University of London. She grew up in Shanghai and Tokyo, is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin, and is currently working on German and French. During the pandemic, she adopted a deaf cat named Chai from Dubai whom she describes as “loud, wobbly and very doglike.” Naomi starts Jan. 3. Please join us in welcoming her.