FishbowlDC has learned that HotSoup.com’s Ron Fournier is returning to the Associated Press. He will assume an “at-large role befitting his deep knowledge of politics and government, combined with the internet experience he earned at hotsoup.com,” according to an email sent by AP DC Bureau Chief Sandy Johnson.
“Ron’s return and the development of this position come at an opportune moment for us. Millions of people read AP news via the internet and that audience will grow with time. Ron can help us create the content that builds on our excellent journalism and attracts internet readers too. Beyond Washington, he will also help AP develop a government accountability portfolio and coach up-and-coming reporters on source development and analytical writing.”