Wrapping up today’s personnel announcements, the Post appears to have a new deputy national editor. Steve Holmes of the New York Times will be joining the paper once a date has been worked out.

Holmes–a veteran of the Times’ Washington bureau as a congressional, State Department, and presidential campaign correspondent–is a member of the team that won the 2001 Pulitzer for “How Race Is Lived in America,” and has more recently been the deputy education editor.

“We are eager to bring more intensity and visibility to our coverage of social and domestic issues and Steve is anxious to help lead us there. He comes with a strong reputation for creativity, for story conceptualizing, and for being a generally nice guy. We’re nailing down a start date and look forward to his arrival,” Exec Editor Len Downie wrote.

Full announcement after the jump.

> Oh, and if you read Romenesko today, you’ll see that the Post’s sleuth John Mintz is leaving to join his brother’s private eye firm. Of course, Romenesko’s only three weeks late to the story.


Deputy Editor Named on National Desk

After a seemingly endless search, I’m delighted to announce that we have hired Steve Holmes as a Deputy National Editor to oversee our coverage of domestic issues.

Steve comes to us from the New York Times, where he has worked for nearly 16 years as both an editor and reporter. He has covered Congress, the State Department, the presidential campaigns of Pat Buchanan and H. Ross Perot, and race and demographics. He was part of a team at the Times that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for the series, “How Race Is Lived In America.”

In the last few years, Steve has turned his career toward editing, first in the Times’ Washington bureau and more recently as the paper’s deputy education editor.

We are eager to bring more intensity and visibility to our coverage of social and domestic issues and Steve is anxious to help lead us there. He comes with a strong reputation for creativity, for story conceptualizing, and for being a generally nice guy. We’re nailing down a start date and look forward to his arrival.