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Karen Tumulty Joins WaPo National Politics

Time magazine’s national political correspondent Karen Tumulty has joined WaPo to cover national politics. At Time, Karen has written or co-authored three dozen cover stories regularly posts on Time.com’s political blog, “Swampland.”

Before joining Time, Tumulty spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she reported on Congress, business, energy and economics. She will officially start at WaPo on April 12.

See WaPo memo announcing her arrival after the jump.

We are thrilled to announce that Time magazine’s national political correspondent Karen Tumulty, one of the most knowledgeable and insightful reporters in town, will be joining us to cover national politics.

Karen’s work will be familiar to many, as she has written or co-authored three dozen cover stories for Time and regularly posts smart items on Time.com’s political blog, “Swampland.” Of special note recently has been her illuminating reporting on the battle over health care reform.

She is a master at connecting politics and policy, and brings to us a sophisticated understanding of Washington and the political landscape beyond. She will train her sights on the threads that link both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, exploring themes and trends and the motivations of our governmentÂ’s leaders. Outside the Beltway, we expect Karen will find those stories that help readers comprehend this turbulent political climate.

Karen will join an already formidable political team anchored by Dan Balz and Chris “The Fix” Cillizza. She will play a vital role in our coverage of the midterm election campaigns.

During her 16-year tenure at Time, Karen has covered Congress, the White House and multiple campaigns. Before joining Time, she spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she reported on Congress, business, energy and economics.

Please welcome her when she arrives on April 12.

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