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USA Today Hires Paul Singer

Paul Singer is joining USA Today as their new politics editor. Singer, who was been a star reporter for Roll Call, will be joining the Washington bureau for the paper to cover the 2012 campaign. He has been an investigative reporter for Roll Call since 2007.

The full memo from Roll Call is below

Nearly five years to the day after he arrived at Roll Call, Paul Singer
is leaving to become the Politics Editor at USA Today. 

Singer joined Roll Call Feb. 20, 2007 as the paper¹s investigative
reporter. He was later named Associate Editor and given various
editing/management duties, including helping Jennifer Yachnin create Roll
Call¹s ethics beat.

Singer¹s investigations have resulted in at least two ethics
investigations of sitting Members of Congress, helped feed the FBI¹s
investigation of Rep. Jack Murtha, and led Congress to cancel wasteful
projects. Singer¹s discovery of repeated failures by Members of Congress
to report profits from stock sales on their annual financial disclosure
forms led the House to redesign the forms with a box that more clearly
indicates the capital gains reporting requirement.

In 2011, Singer set up our influence/ethics/investigations unit and
assembled the crack staff now lovingly called Team Wasta. He also created
the HowGovtWorks Twitter feed and homepage.

He¹s been a willing workhorse in our newsroom. He¹s been a steady
advocate for excellent journalism, a tireless contributor to every spoken
(and sometimes unspoken) need. It¹s hard to believe sometimes that he
does it all without sugar.

We will miss him, but we wish him the best.

 

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