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Center for Public Integrity Names Sandy Johnson Managing Editor

Veteran Washington journalist Sandy Johnson has been named managing editor for politics and government at the Center for Public Integrity.

Johnson spent most of her 30-year-career at the AP, where she oversaw the wire’s service coverage of the federal government, elections and politics as its Washington bureau chief from 1998 to 2008. She ‘ll join an editorial team that includes senior news managers Gordon Witkin (national coverage), David Kaplan (international coverage), Julie Vorman (financial regulation and corporate accountability) and Keith Epstein (environment and government regulation.)

“Sandy knows how Washington works, and where the backroom deals are made,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg.

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Reuters News

We hear that Rob Doherty is leaving his position as Washington Bureau Chief for ThomsonReuters. He is heading to a PR firm in Bethesda called The Hatcher Group.

ALSO: A tipster tells us that former AP DC bureau chief Sandy Johnson has applied for Doherty’s position.

New DC Bureau Chief Politico Editor Rumors At Bloomberg…

(We’ve edited this post, having mixed up our titles…Tackett is rumored to take Bloomberg’s political editor slot, not bureau chief)

…lots of rumors that Chicago Tribune Washington bureau chief Michael Tackett will be Bloomberg’s new D.C. political editor, but no announcement yet (looks like no dice for Sandy Johnson).

Sandy Johnson Plans Her Comeback

After, er, “parting ways” with the Associated Press, guess what Sandy Johnson‘s been up to?

Interviewing for Bloomberg News’ political editor position, which was vacated by Lee Aitken.

Johnson To Fournier: Don’t Destroy AP

Remember when we reported that Sandy Johnson was out as AP D.C. Bureau chief? Looks like there are some sour grapes:

Ron Fournier says he regards Sandy Johnson, his predecessor as head of The Associated Press’s Washington bureau, as “a mentor.”

Johnson, though, regards Fournier, who replaced her in a hard-feelings shake-up in May, as a threat to one of the most influential institutions in American journalism.

“I loved the Washington bureau,” said Johnson, who left the AP after losing the prestigious position. “I just hope he doesn’t destroy it.”

Fournier Returns To AP

FishbowlDC has learned that HotSoup.com’s Ron Fournier is returning to the Associated Press. He will assume an “at-large role befitting his deep knowledge of politics and government, combined with the internet experience he earned at hotsoup.com,” according to an email sent by AP DC Bureau Chief Sandy Johnson.

“Ron’s return and the development of this position come at an opportune moment for us. Millions of people read AP news via the internet and that audience will grow with time. Ron can help us create the content that builds on our excellent journalism and attracts internet readers too. Beyond Washington, he will also help AP develop a government accountability portfolio and coach up-and-coming reporters on source development and analytical writing.”