Burhan Wazir, a former British Press Awards Young Journalist of the Year, is leaving The Observer for The Times, writes Jean Morgan.
Wazir is to be deputy features editor of T2. He is currently a reporter.
T2 editor Sandra Parsons commented: “Burhan is an outstanding reporter with that rare combination of strong experience in both features and news writing. I am confident that he will be a great addition to the T2 editorial team.”
Wazir has recently returned from covering the conflict in Iraq. Before joining The Observer, he worked as a writer at a number of titles including The Face, I.D. magazine and Dazed & Confused.