Barney Jopson is the FT’s Middle East & Africa news editor in London. From 2014 to 2018 he was US Policy Correspondent in Washington DC covering the White House and Congress. Prior to that he worked for a decade as an FT reporter posted in New York, Nairobi, London and Tokyo. He began his journalism career at Nikkei in 2002.
Barney's work has been recognised with prizes including the Wincott Foundation’s young financial journalist of the year award. He has also won a Society of Publishers in Asia award for writing on Japan and a SABEW Best in Business prize for coverage of US healthcare. He is a graduate of Cambridge university and speaks Japanese, Spanish and French.