In an internal memo sent to staff today, Washington Examiner Editor Stephen Smith announces the hire of Bob Kemper as an assistant managing editor. He’s a former Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Chicago Tribune.

For the past few years he has been a contributing writer to U.S. News & World Report and NJ.

Read the internal memo after the jump…


I’m pleased to announce that Bob Kemper, a former Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Chicago Tribune, will be joining the Examiner as an assistant managing editor, overseeing our coverage of the White House and Capitol Hill, the November elections, and local news in Virginia.

Bob has been a freelance writer and editor for the last two years, contributing to U.S. News and World Report and National Journal, among other publications, and writing three nicely crafted cover stories for our Sunday edition on Joe Biden, Brian Lamb and David Ignatius.

Before that he spent four years as a Washington correspondent for the Journal Constitution and three years covering the White House for the Tribune. He was also a political reporter and national correspondent for the Trib in Chicago, writing about city, state and national campaigns.

He spent a decade at The Daily Press in Richmond, where he reported on state politics for six years before moving to Washington to cover the Pentagon and Congress.

A graduate of Juniata College in Pennsylvania, Bob is the father of three children and lives in Kensington.

Please join me in welcoming him aboard.

Cheers, Steve