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Posts Tagged ‘Rich Leiby’

WaPo’s Rich Leiby to Islamabad

Rich Leiby‘s career is taking a huge twist. The former longtime Style writer and now Enterprise Editor for WaPo Local will be Bureau Chief in Islamabad. Starting early next year, his new team will cover Pakistan and Afghanistan. He will assume his new post on Feb. 1 and replaces Karin Brulliard, who is taking over as the Jerusalem Bureau Chief. In other foreign bureau news, Kevin Sieff,  an education reporter, assumes the position of Bureau Chief in Kabul. He replaces Josh Partlow, whose going on leave after five years of being a war correspondent.

The memo couldn’t be more “sparkling” about him.

Congratulations to Leiby.

See the internal memo…

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Fran Drescher Comes to Washington


Fischer and McCormick with Drescher. Photo courtesy of Donovan.

Actress Fran Drescher was in town last week to promote some of the work she’s doing with her charity Cancer Schmancer. The cancer survivor just launched FranBrand, an all natural, carcingoten-free line of skin care to raise awareness for cancer prevention, and has even been rumored to be considering a run for office…

DC media-types Betsy Fischer, Kelley McCormick, Christina Wilke, Rich Leiby, Linda Kramer and Kiki Ryan all joined host Janet Donovan for a dinner in Drescher’s honor at Teatro Goldoni.

Another photo after the jump…

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Shuffle at WaPo Style

In an internal memo, WaPo shuffled Style around naming Rich Leiby Sunday and pop culture editor, “reeling” Scott Vogel from the Travel section and adding WaPo Mag’s Sydney Trent and her new feature, “The Read.” If you’re interested, the very long memo after the jump.

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