U.S. News & World Report, based in D.C., announced that Dafna Linzer has joined the company as its editorial director and executive vice president. In this role, Linzer will be responsible for editorial and business strategies that further engage consumers, increase synergy between editorial products, and elevate the company’s brand.
Linzer has spent much of the last two decades as a reporter, editor and news executive leading coverage of Washington, politics and policy, national security and diplomacy at a number of decorated institutions including The Washington Post, NBC News and POLITICO. While at POLITICO, Linzer oversaw publication of the Dobbs draft opinion and led the publication’s 2022 award-winning series on the Supreme Court.
According to a release, “Linzer’s journalism has garnered many accolades. Her work on race disparities in presidential pardons – which resulted in a book she co-authored, Shades of Mercy – led to clemency and pardons for two of the featured subjects and was recognized by the American Bar Association. In addition, Linzer’s reporting on Guantanamo during the Obama presidency was honored by the Overseas Press Club.
“Linzer also has deep experience in foreign policy, having served as a correspondent and senior editor for The Associated Press for nearly a decade, reporting from more than a dozen countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.”
The role is based in New York.