Erik Wemple will write an opinionated blog focusing on media and politics, reports Keach Hagey. She points out the Wemple was "one of the most fearsome media reporters on the Washington Post beat during his days at City Paper." He left the alt-weekly in February 2010, to join a site that he ended up naming. || More Post news: Ned Martel has stepped down as Style section editor.

From: Susan Avanzado
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 15:36:32 -0400
Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: Erik Wemple to join Opinions section of The Post
To: NEWS - All Newsroom

We're delighted that Erik Wemple, most recently editor of TBD.com, has agreed to join the Opinions section of The Post. Erik will write a reported opinion blog focusing on media and politics. In that role, he will join Greg Sargent and Jennifer Rubin, who are writing opinion blogs -- The Plum Line and Right Turn -- with a heavy emphasis on reporting. Erik's blog will feature in-depth reporting on media organizations that cater to Washington and beyond and will follow the candidates in the 2012 election through their interactions with media across its various platforms.

Many of us at The Post became familiar with Erik and the quality of his work when he was editor of Washington City Paper, where his beat included The Post. His reporting was invariably tenacious and fair. At City Paper and TBD, he's also made a mark as a wise and innovative editor. We're very much looking forward to the work he will do at The Post.

Fred Hiatt
Marisa Katz