To expand coverage of China's fast-growing auto industry, Automotive News has hired veteran journalist Alysha Webb as a full-time staff reporter based in Beijing.
Since 2001, Webb has worked for Automotive News as a freelance writer.
Previously, she covered the region for BusinessWeek, The Asian Wall Street Journal and Bridge News.
Webb, 42, is a Texas native who earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Rice University, a master's degree in international management studies at the University of Texas and a master's degree in China studies at the University of Washington.
She is fluent in Mandarin.