Gideon Lichfield

Senior editor

Gideon Lichfield joined Quartz's founding team in 2012 as global news editor; he is now a nondescript "senior editor," which means getting to do the fun bits. He came to Quartz from a 16-year career at The Economist, which took him from the science desk in his native London to postings in Mexico City, Moscow, and Jerusalem, covering uprisings, wars, trade disputes, business feuds, political rivalries, social protests, philosophical arguments and bar-room brawls. The main thing he remembers from all his travels are the languages, of which he knows five well enough for interviewing evasive politicians, another two well enough to read, and one just well enough to haggle in.
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