Berke was most recently the Times’ assistant managing editor for news. He started at the Times as a night editor in the paper’s Washington bureau. Berke also served as the Times’ national political correspondent for over 10 years. As a reporter, he covered four presidential campaigns.
Prior to joining the Times, Berke was a reporter for The Baltimore Evening Sun from 1981 to 1986.
Update (1:00 pm):
Below is the memo John Harris, Politico’s editor, sent to staffers announcing Berke’s appointment.