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Post’s Weisman Moves To Capitol Hill

After a fall that has seen several relatively high-profile departures among the younger staff, the Washington Post announced yesterday that Jonathan Weisman, one of its rising stars, is getting a big promotion to the National desk: The economic policy reporter is moving to cover the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill.

“Jonathan’s timing is perfect. He’s inheriting a beat with so many great running story lines — from the plight of Tom Delay to the frayed relations between the White House and congressional Republicans to the coming midterm elections — that he should have little trouble making an early mark. Jonathan is a terrific, tireless reporter with a long history of bringing home scoops and setting the agenda on his beat, two traits he promises to bring to his new assignment,” the memo explained.

Full memo after the jump.


Jonathan Weisman Moves to National

After a terrific three-year run in Financial, Jonathan Weisman will join the National staff covering the House of Representatives. Jonathan’s timing is perfect. He’s inheriting a beat with so many great running story lines — from the plight of Tom Delay to the frayed relations between the White House and congressional Republicans to the coming midterm elections — that he should have little trouble making an early mark. Jonathan is a terrific, tireless reporter with a long history of bringing home scoops and setting the agenda on his beat, two traits he promises to bring to his new assignment.

He also comes with a deep familiarity of the Hill, earned from covering economic policy issues, from budgeting to taxation to Social Security and Medicare, for many years. Before joining The Post, Jonathan worked for USA Today, where he covered economic policy, then defense issues after Sept. 11. His reporting career has included coverage of the Clinton White House, the 2000 presidential campaign and major congressional issues for The Baltimore Sun, as well as more detailed tax, energy and transportation coverage for Congressional Quarterly. For five years, he wrote about science, energy and nuclear weapons issues for The Oakland Tribune in California.

Jonathan will move quickly into his new role, while helping us keep current on economic policy issues until Jill Dutt can find his replacement.

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