This post is regarding the “Recent Content” workbench view in Drupal 8. Why anyone would use workbench in Drupal 8 when we have content_moderation in core is a long discussion on its own.
The author data shown under the “Recent Content” view is the original author and not the latest revision author. It’s not clear if content editors would want to see the original author under the “Recent Content” view. At least one other person has wondered about this (as evidenced by Issue #2817829).
Since this is just a view, we can change that column to show the latest revision author. However, we need to apply the patch in Issue #2769289 in order to add the revision user as a relationship field in the view.