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Michael Scherer is TIME’s New D.C. Bureau Chief

TIME is a period of “great editorial change and momentum,” announces the magazine’s Managing Editor Rick Stengel in a morning memo. They are a also in a time of “sizable investment.”

The news: Michael Scherer is TIME‘s new Washington Bureau Chief. Stengel writes, “Michael’s combination of talents—his gift for reporting and writing, his feel for story conception and his understanding of the web and social media—makes him an ideal fit for the bureau at this moment.”

Scherer joined TIME in 2007 and became the White House Correspondent in 2008.

Other changes: Ben Goldberger becomes Nation editor. Maya Rhodan joins the Washington bureau as a reporter. She comes from the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association. TNR‘s Eliza Gray joins TIME in NYC. At TNR she covered Washington society and politics.

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