The Washington Post today announced in a memo to staff that Zach Goldfarb, a staff writer who covers the White House, will join the Post’s financial desk as a policy editor for a six-month term with the option to extend. In this role, he’ll manage Wonkblog and advise Storyline.
“Zach is a consummate Washington reporter whose love for news is equaled only by his deep understanding of public policy,” wrote financial editor Greg Schneider and deputy financial editor David Cho in the announcement. ”He is already a leader on our staff, generously consulting with editors and fellow reporters to make our coverage stronger. As a member of the White House reporting team focusing on economic policy, Zach has had his finger on the pulse of issues before the administration. He will bring that knowledge to the already high-revving Wonkblog crew, and, working with other reporters covering economic policy, will ensure that we continue to have the best, fastest and most insightful policy coverage anywhere.”