Philip Rucker has been named the next National Editor of The Washington Post, “a critical leadership role in the newsroom,” reports The Post.
Starting in September, states The Post, “Rucker will lead a staff of more than 150 journalists who deliver agenda-setting news, investigative and feature coverage of the country on a wide range of topics, including national politics, the federal government, national security, criminal justice, immigration, race, health and science.
“In his new position, Rucker will build on the department’s vibrant and award-winning work, which was recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes this year. He will also spearhead The Post’s first-class coverage of the 2024 election and ongoing challenges to the democratic system.”
As deputy national editor since January 2022, Rucker, states The Post, “demonstrated superb judgment, a high-metabolism approach to newsgathering and an inclusive and collaborative style. While helping steer the department, he deftly ran The Post’s coverage of a raft of high-stakes federal investigations and helped guide complex reporting on multiple fronts.”
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