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NPR’s New Hire Prompts D.C. Homecoming

Jeffrey Katz, NPR’s deputy managing editor, Digital News, announces the hire of Corey Dade as a new Digital News correspondent.

Dade, a Washingtonian, and no stranger to journalism, most recently worked at the WSJ‘s Atlanta bureau. Before that: The Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press, Boston Globe and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

NPR plans to have Dade zone in on a “myriad” of topics that include: Race, diversity, immigration and sports.

Dade begins Sept. 7.

Internal memo after the jump…

From Jeffrey Katz, deputy managing editor, Digital News, NPR: We’re very pleased that Corey Dade will be joining us as a Digital News correspondent covering a broad range of domestic issues.

Corey served mostly recently as a politics and economics reporter in The Wall Street Journal’s Atlanta bureau, having worked at the newspaper for almost five years. He previously worked at The Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press, Boston Globe and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has extensive experience covering a wide variety of stories about local government, state and national politics, and business.

And he’s no stranger to the broadcast medium, having served as a frequent guest commentator and analyst on several broadcast entities, including NPR. Corey is enthusiastic about tackling myriad types of national stories, specifically mentioning those on race and diversity, broad cultural pieces, economy and business, immigration and sports. As a native of Washington, D.C., the move from Atlanta will be a homecoming for Corey when he joins us on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Please give him a warm welcome then. Thanks, Jeffrey

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