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The Hill’s Bob Cusack Named Editor in Chief

The Hill today announced that Bob Cusack has been named editor in chief. He’s served as managing editor of the paper since 2004.

Cusack’s promotion came with several other announcements, including the departure of Hugo Gurdon who’s heading to The Examiner. Hill news editor Ian Swanson will replace Cusack as managing editor, and business and lobbying editor Dustin Weaver will fill Swanson’s role. POLITICO’s Scott Wong will now serve as a senior staff writer for The Hill. 

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At 9:04 am, The Hill tweeted the announcement (to the right), and funny enough, misspelled his name (thank you Fishbowl reader for the screen grab!).

The tweet has since been deleted and a new tweet issued, spelling corrected (below).

For more on the promotions and hires, including those on the business end, click on over to The Hill.

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The Hill Hires New Business & Lobbying Editor

The Hill‘s Editor Hugo Gurdon, in a memo to staff Monday afternoon, announced the new hire of Dustin Weaver to be the new Business & Lobbying editor, a post formerly occupied by Jim Synder, who recently left the publication to go to Bloomberg News. Weaver most recently worked at WaPo‘s Express as the national news editor.

The memo:

Dustin Weaver, national news editor at Express, the Washington Post’s commuter paper, will be joining The Hill as Business & Lobbying editor on July 5. Before working at Express, Dustin was deputy business editor at the Washington Examiner. I am delighted with this latest addition to the newsroom; Dustin has years of experience with the B&L subject matter and is also skilled at making it compelling and accessible to the sort of wide audience that we now attract. Our rapid expansion has made additional editing power indispensable and we have found the right person for the job. Thanks, HG

Taking Out The Trash – 02.26.07

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” “continues to dominate the Sunday morning public affairs competition, winning the week ending Sunday, February 18 in all categories both nationally and in Washington, D.C.” Last Sunday, “Meet” attracted 4.035 million total viewers, a 40% lead over CBS’s “Face the Nation,” a 44% advantage over ABC’s “Face the Nation” and a 168% lead over FOX’s “News Sunday.”

  • Separated at Birth and Caption Contests are so hot.

  • The Washington Post reports that the Army’s surgeon general criticized Post stories “disclosing problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, saying the series unfairly characterized the living conditions and care for soldiers recuperating from wounds at the hospital’s facilities.”

  • Jack Shafer on “When bad financial news for newspapers is good news for journalism.”
  • E&P has the full list of the 2007 winners for The American Society of Newspaper Editors’ awards for distinguished writing and photography. Among the winners is Washington Post’s Anne Hull.

  • The Examiner’s Dustin Weaver has become the Express’ Nation editor.

  • Washington Post’s Marc Fisher looks at the “fatal attraction” of radio promos.

  • Free Ride sits down with Jan Crawford Greenburg.

  • From last week: “Congestive heart failure on Tuesday took the life of prominent Wheaton attorney Alfred E. Woodward, 93, former DuPage County and Illinois Appellate Court judge and father to journalist Bob Woodward.” Read the full obit here.