From the Post’s internal announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:
We’re thrilled to announce that Joel Achenbach, reporter and Renaissance Man, will become a National Enterprise writer in October and work with us through the 2008 election.
Joel’s virtuosity is familiar to everyone: Since arriving at the Post from the Miami Herald in 1990, Joe has been a Style writer, explicator of Why Things Are (both in the paper and on NPR), author, columnist, blogger, and most recently, Outlook staff member. Common to all these varied roles is the seemingly insatiable curiosity that Joel has about the world and how it works and a graceful writing style adaptable to any medium. We want that medium to be A-1 and the web and his world to encompass science, politics, social trends and breaking news both inside and outside Washington.