Much-admired editor Dobbyn leaving Reuters

Tim Dobbyn

Tim Dobbyn, a much-admired editor on the Washington desk of Reuters, is leaving the news agency.

He’s another journalist who has accepted the company’s buyout offer to leave.

Dobbyn is a member of the companies editing desk, working from Washington D.C., with a focus on regulatory stories such as banking rules, antitrust matters, drug approvals and communications policy.

He also once covered transportation matters, from TWA800 to the Firestone tire failures in 1997-2001

After training as an agricultural economist at Sydney University, Dobbyn  found a job at Australian Associated Press in 1980 and never regreted entering journalism. He has been with Reuters since 1987 and in Washington since 1989.