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Keller Gets His Man: Fired LAT Editor Dean Baquet Joins NYT as D.C. Bureau Chief

baquet_nyt_dc.jpgNew York Times executive editor Bill Keller had been after him for months. Now he’s got him:

Dean Baquet, the editor of the Los Angeles Times who was fired in November for refusing to cut jobs from his newsroom, is returning to the New York Times as chief of its Washington bureau and an assistant managing editor, effective March 5. Philip Taubman, who has been Washington bureau chief since mid-2003, is to become an investigative reporter covering national security issues and will be based in California.

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    Dean Baquet Rejoins NY Times: DC Bureau Chief

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    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.