WP hires three bloggers to work with Ezra Klein

Romenesko Memos

They are Suzy Khimm, who leaves Mother Jones; Sarah Kliff, formerly of Politico; and Brad Plumer, a New Republic associate editor. The Post memo is after the jump.

The Financial staff is thrilled to announce that we’ve hired three talented bloggers to work with Ezra Klein. Stay tuned, because we’ll have more to say about these plans. But in the meantime, please welcome our new colleagues, who all start July 25:

Suzy Khimm, who comes to us from Mother Jones, where she covered Congress, politics and domestic policy. Previously a staff member at The New Republic, she has also contributed to the Economist, Newsweek, Slate, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal Asia, the Christian Science Monitor and Los Angeles Times. From 2006-7, Suzy was an associate editor for the English-language Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh. She also spent two years in Rio de Janeiro, reporting on urban violence in Brazil’s prisons and shantytowns.

Sarah Kliff, who joins us from Politico, where she covered how federal regulation, Congress and lobbying affect the implementation of health care reform. She also was an author of Politico Pulse, a daily health policy briefing. Prior to Politico, Sarah was a staff writer at Newsweek, reporting on issues at the intersection of health policy and politics. She covered the 2008 election for Newsweek, traveling with Vice President Joe Biden. Sarah is the recipient of reporting fellowships from both the Kaiser Family Foundation and University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic, the BBC, Humanities Magazine and St. Louis Magazine.

Brad Plumer, who was previously an associate editor at The New Republic, where he reported on the environment and energy issues and wrote TNR’s green blog, The Vine, for three years. Before that, he was an assistant Web editor at Mother Jones. His work has appeared in Audubon, New York, Foreign Policy, The National and The Journal of Life Sciences.

  • 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 MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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