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Posts Tagged ‘Eric Pianin’

Fiscal Times Nabs former WaPo and NJ Scribes

The Fiscal Times has picked up three veteran journos for its Washington Bureau. Adam Ross, a former WaPo politics Web producer and writer, will be Deputy Washington Editor beginning November 29.  Kirk Victor and Keith White, both long-time political and government reporters for NJ, have also joined the Washington Bureau as contributing writers.

Ross most recently was Managing Editor at Sans Institute, where he authored a blog for Government Executive Magazine.

Eric Pianin, TFT’s Washington Editor, made the announcement.

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Fiscal Times Fete Yields Big Names

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Last night, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and Fiscal Times Founder Peter G. Peterson feted the launch of The Fiscal Times with a cocktail soiree at the Newseum.

Joining Fiscal Times EIC Jackie Leo and DC editor Eric Pianin were media power players like NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, Examiner’s J.P. Freire, HuffPo’s Peter Cherukuri, ABC’s Emily Lenzner and Rick Klein, The Hill’s Christina Wilkie, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson and Al Hunt, Politics Daily & Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet and Norah McAlvanah.

Also spotted mingling and partaking in the open bar were Dan and Meg Reilly, Amos Snead, Ron Bonjean, Michael Steel and media party circuit fixtures Politico’s Kiki Ryan, Tim Burger and CBS News’ Christine Delargy.

Check out the Fiscal Times here.

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Fiscal Times’ Eric Pianin.

Fiscal Times to Fete Its Launch in Washington

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The Fiscal Times will celebrate its launch in Washington on the evening of March 3, 2010 at the Newseum. The event is being held by President and CEO of the Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson and Fiscal Times Founder Peter G. Peterson. According to the invite, Jackie Leo, managing editor and Washington editor, Eric Pianin will be on hand to celebrate. Check out the Fiscal Times here.

WaPo Toasts Eric Pianin’s 28 Years

Sorry we didn’t hear about this early enough to crash for cake… congratulations to Eric Pianin.

Kevin Merida/news/TWP

To: NEWS – All

Subject: Eric Pianin

Our dear colleague Eric Pianin, who has brought distinction to The Washington Post for the past 28 years, is leaving us.

His last day is tomorrow, and so we want to send him off with–what else?–a glorious 3 p.m. Friday caking. Eric personifies hard work and professionalism, and a studied knowledge of politcs and government that we’ve all admired. Since arriving at the Post in 1981 from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Eric has covered District politics, the environment, countless congressional budget fights, two government shutdowns and one presidential impeachment. He belongs to an elite class of Washington journalists who have mastered the appropriations process, and the wily ways of taxes and spending. In his spare time, he co-authored “Mirage,” a trenchant dissection of the mounting deficits of the 1990s. As an editor, he helped supervise the paper’s coverage of the famous Vista Hotel drug bust of Marion Barry, and ably steered our congressional reporting during George W. Bush’s presidency. During the past two years, Eric has been at the helm of washingtonpost.com’s political coverge, dividing his time between 15th Street and Courthouse Square. He was reponsible for overseeing the Post’s 2008 campaign Web coverage and helped launch projects such as The Political Browser, the Fed Page online and the revamped newspaper version, which he also edits. Always willing to share his considerable expertise, Eric has been a valued resource for younger political journalists and an all-around good guy. He will be sorely missed. In the near future, as in right away, Eric will begin covering the health reform debate on Capitol Hill for Kaiser Health News as he ponders longer term options. That, and dreaming about his summer beach vacation.

Eric Pianin To WashingtonPost.com

From the announcement:

    We’re pleased to announce that Eric Pianin will be joining washingtonpost.com as senior editor of politics. In this new role, Eric will become an integral player in our broader effort to generate the most aggressive, compelling and provocative political site on the web. Eric will work closely with Russ Walker and Jason Manning in helping us strengthen the communication and collaboration between the political staffs of the site and the newspaper, so that we are working as seamlessly as possible to ensure that Post politics dominates on paper and online.

    As a veteran of both political coverage and The Post’s newsroom, Eric is ideally suited for this new role. Most recently, he was the deputy National editor overseeing Congressional reporting, where he supervised five reporters on their coverage of Congress and related political news. He has been involved in the coverage of numerous congressional campaigns either as a reporter or editor and has vast experience covering the Hill, as well as issues from the environment to the budget and taxes.

    Eric has a good working relationship with his colleagues now and a polished reputation for being aggressive on the news and smart in his deployment of resources. We’re delighted that he will be bringing his deep resume and high standards to the website.

    Eric will start at washingtonpost.com on March 5.