FishbowlDC has learned that National Journal’s Carl Cannon is leaving the magazine to become Reader’s Digest’s D.C. bureau chief.
From NJ’s Charlie Green:
All the best to Carl Cannon, who is leaving NJ to become the Washington bureau chief of Reader’s Digest. Carl will be both writing and editing in his new position. With 8 million readers, Reader’s Digest is the world’s largest general interest magazine and is translated into more than 20 languages… Carl came to NJ in 1998 and immediately established himself as one of the magazine’s top writers. His stories have been featured on the cover dozens of times and Carl’s newspaper background frequently made him the go-to person when news broke and we needed someone to quickly put together a cover story. During Carl’s time here he has won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency and the Aldo Beckman award for White House coverage. In his spare time, Carl has served as a writing coach and mentor to several current and former staffers. Congratulations to Carl on his new position. He plans to continue writing for NJ on occasion as a contributing editor.