National Journal takes two reporters from WSJ

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Susan Davis will be a congressional correspondent for the National Journal Group, and Fawn Johnson will be a general assignment reporter.

National Journal release

Susan Davis and Fawn Johnson Join Growing National Journal Team

Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2010) -- The National Journal group announced today that two highly-regarded Washington journalists will be joining the media company as correspondents in preparation for a fall relaunch of its website and publications.

Susan Davis will be a Congressional Correspondent for the National Journal Group, which includes National Journal magazine, CongressDaily and the Hotline. The media group is unifying its newsroom and launching a new website in the fall.

She comes to National Journal Group from The Wall Street Journal, where she has been the lead writer for the popular political blog, "Washington Wire." A member of the Wall Street Journal's political team since September 2007, Davis covered the 2008 presidential campaign, Congress, and congressional campaigns. Prior to that, she covered the U.S. House for Roll Call. Her new position will be a homecoming of sorts; she previously worked for CongressDaily, covering the House, Senate, and campaign finance beats. Davis's first stint at National Journal Group began in the research department of the Almanac of American Politics.

Fawn Johnson joins National Journal Group as the General Assignment Correspondent, covering a range of issues including transportation and education. Johnson comes to National Journal from Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal, where she covered financial regulation and telecommunications. She is also an alumnus of National Journal, where she reported on health care, labor and immigration for CongressDaily.

"Fawn and Sue are both wicked smart and deeply sourced journalists who know how to dig beyond the talking points and spin to give our readers and subscribers the news they need to know," said Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier. "We're thrilled to have them join this fast-growing team."

Davis and Johnson come to National Journal Group as the result of a nationwide talent search that has produced several exciting new hires, including the Wall Street Journal's Yochi Dreazen, Politico's Josh Kraushaar and Coral Davenport, Campaigns and Elections' Jeremy Jacobs and more. Further announcements will be coming in the next days and weeks. The National Journal Group, which includes premium publications such as National Journal, CongressDaily, Hotline, The Almanac of American Politics and Global Security Newswire, is undergoing a transformation that will build upon its reputation for intelligence and depth, infusing it with currency and speed.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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