Some exciting changes in the newsroom to announce:
*Jennifer Harper, whose coverage of media, polling and the American scene, has routinely graced our front page, is moving into the new role of columnist, where she will take over the day-to-day operations of one of our most famous offerings, Inside the Beltway, from John McCaslin. Under John’s stewardship the last two decades, Inside the Beltway became an unmistakable brand of The Washington Times and a must-read every morning _ both inside and outside the Beltway. John will continue to contribute to the column when he has news but otherwise is focusing fulltime on America’s Morning News, the new TWT radio show he co-hosts with Melanie Morgan that is rapidly spreading in popularity across the country. We certain Inside the Beltway won’t miss a beat under Jennifer’s able stewardship and that our readers will enjoy a fresh, new round of scintillating column coverage. Jennifer will also continue to cover some of the major spot
developments in media.
*Stephen Dinan, who has done a fantastic job anchoring our first-year Obama administration coverage as White House bureau chief, is being promoted to a new, doubled-barreled role of Deputy Assistant Managing Editor for Politics and Congressional Bureau Chief. We have all marveled at Stephen’s enterprising work, most recently displayed on yesterday’s front page with the stimulus exclusive he scored with S.A. Miller. We’re heading into a busy period in which much of Washington’s energy is shifting to the southeastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue, so we’ve asked Stephen to move along with the action. From his new perch, he’ll help Chris Dolan shape our coverage not only of the day-to-day happenings inside the Capitol but of the key policy issues that are dominating the American agenda from health care and taxes to foreign policy and national security.
*Matt Mosk, an accomplished political reporter and editor at The Washington Post, is moving to the Times to become our White House bureau chief. Matt’s countless scoops and his coverage of politics and money during the historic 2008 campaign were closely read and watched across the nation. In recent months, he has helped to supervise the Post’s coverage of the Virginia’s governor’s race as a senior editor. He’ll be joining us starting Aug. 1.
Please join me in congratulating Jennifer and Stephen on their moves and in welcoming Matt to our newsroom.