The New York Times announced today Dean Baquet has been named Washington bureau chief effective March 5. Baquet rejoins the newspaper after seven years at the Los Angeles Times, including the last two years as editor. Philip Taubman, who turns over the reins of the Washington bureau to Mr. Baquet, has been promoted to associate editor. Taubman will also do special reporting on national security.
FBLA thinks Tribune was short-sighted to let Baquet leave Los Angeles. Baquet, on the other hand, will miss real Mexican food.