Simon Denyer:  Many Years of Excellence in Reporting the pan Pacific wire services has come to an end

Simon Denyer has been reporting the world’s news for the Washington Post, arguably one of the most famous newspapers in the world, for over 11 years. From his humble beginnings at Trinity College in the United Kingdom and working his way up the ranks of print journalism, he joined the staff of the newspaper in 2011 as their Asian Bureau Chief. Covering the wire services of India, Asia, and the pan-Pacific rim, Simon Denyer has brought us some of the most comprehensive coverage of international news in recent memory.

Stories the well-established journalist Simon Denyer has covered include the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the North Korean missile crisis, troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, and the occasional rogue Asian elephant on a rampage. In addition to his position with the Washington Post, Denyer has served as the President of the International Foreign Correspondents Association Asian chapter and mentored through individual and group instruction hundreds of new journalists and more

Denyer won a Pulitzer, journalism’s coveted award, for his stellar shared reporting of the 2C project in 2020. But he has not been without his share of controversy. As of September 9, 2021, Denyer was no longer employed by the paper as Tokyo Bureau Chief. While his personal statement reflected no unplanned departure from his position, citing that he wished to return home to his native UK for other work opportunities, the press release read very differently. According to multiple verified sources, Denyer was a named defendant in a redacted sexual misconduct suit in which a female staff member alleged he sent inappropriate photographs to subordinates. While the Post has not responded to the allegations directly after they were published in the Washingtonian magazine? This may cast a shadow on the journalist who is going to have to address the remainder of his career.