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Philip Klein Promoted to Commentary Editor of Washington Examiner


Philip Klein

Washington Examiner editorial director Hugo Gurdon today announced that senior writer Philip Klein has been promoted to commentary editor. Klein has been with the Examiner since 2011 and begins his new role tomorrow.

In addition, freelancer David Freddoso will return to the Examiner as a contributing editor for the commentary section, overseeing columnists and staff writers for the Beltway Confidential blog.

Opinion editor Charles Hoskinson was also named a senior writer, to cover national security.

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Exodus from Politico Continues

Another Politico journalist is jumping ship. This time, it’s Charles Hoskinson, who is setting sail to join The Navy Times as their Managing Editor. He has been writing the Morning Defense column. Hoskinson has a long history as a military man and reporter. He served 10 years as an officer in the Army Reserve and Guard before diving into the world of journalism. He has also served as an embedded reporter with troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

It’s interesting to note that Hoskinson is the third Morning Defense writer to leave in less than two years. And the seventh national security or foreign affairs writer to leave since Politico began five years ago. He’s the fourth Politico reporter to bolt so far this year. Sarah Libby, Bill Hamilton, Karen Tanabe, and now Hoskinson have all left in 2012. (We’re not even counting Ben Smith and Marin Cogan, who left late December of last year.)

We have reached out to Politico’s Editor-in-Chief, John Harris, for a comment.




Still Want a Friend in Washington? Get a…

Our hunt for the cutest dog in Washington belonging to a D.C. media type went over so smashingly well yesterday that we must continue. More journos think their dogs deserve to be named cutest over Media Matters Contributor Karl Frisch‘s Dexter Von Frisch (who’s still among my personal favorites, no offense to Gizmo, Cooper, Wiki and the rest).

But we’ll see. The dog show goes on. Send your pictures to or to

The “real” cutest dog in D.C., reports Politico‘s Senior Editor Charles Hoskinson is his “12-year-old border collie mix, Dengo — with all due respect to my colleague Dan Hirshhorn [Owns that adorable stuffed animal looking pooch Penny from yesterday]. Here’s a look at him from the perspective of my 3-year-old son, who snapped the photo.” Meet Dengo below.

> Update #1: Writer, photographer, book editor and publicist Christina Davidson could be dropping a bombshell on this contest by insisting that her ferret be a contestant. “I have to object to your discriminatory cutest dog contest. How about cutest pet? Meet my ferret: Abu Weasel aka “The Big Weasy,” Yes, ahem, meet Abu below.

> Update #2: BBC Correspondent Katie Connolly remarks, “I think you’ll be hard-pressed to find a pup cuter than my lovely Charley, a girl-dog with a boy-dog’s name.” Meet Charley below.

> Update #3: Today’s contest is heating up. DCCC Online Communications Manager Stephanie Grasmick says her Westie, Henry, is the one. Meet Henry below.

> Update #4: “Pssst…CNN’s Brianna Keilar feels her pooch Mika was unjustly not included on coolest Dogs list.  Can I lobby for an addendum? (she’s hired me as a consultant, haha).” (Psst…The consultant is Brad Dayspring, spokesman to Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor). Meet Mika below.

>  Update #5: CNN’s Ed Hornick: “Love my little rescue dog Jack!” Meet Jack below.