Solomon Moore goes back to Iraq, this time assigned to the bureau (instead of just visiting.) Memo from foreign editor Marjorie Miller after the jump.
To: The Staff
From: Marjorie Miller, Foreign Editor
I am pleased to announce that Solomon Moore will join our Baghdad bureau.
Having done two stints in Iraq already, Solomon is familiar with the long hours, dangerous conditions and complexities of this important story. He has written about U.S. military operations, Iraqi death squads, and a Polish car salesman-turned-military procurement chief, among other stories. On his last trip, he was awakened by a double car bombing outside of the bureau and emerged from the shattered office to cover the wreckage in the neighborhood.
Solomon started with The Times as a METPRO fellow in 1996 and became a staff writer in the Valley Edition in 1997. He moved to Metro soon after, most recently covering immigration. He worked in our Johannesburg bureau in 2003, where he turned out lovely stories on cattle thieves in Uganda and a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda. Last year, he also contributed to our fabulous Katrina coverage.
Solomon received a BA in English from Coastal Carolina University, and a Master's in Communication from the University of Massachusetts. He is married and has two children.