An internal Washington Post memo, obtained by FishbowlDC:
We’re pleased to announce that Darryl Fears is moving to the City staff to cover affordable housing and poverty issues. While his focus will be on the District, we’ll be looking to him often to regionalize coverage of these topics when it’s appropriate and in collaboration with other Metro reporters.
Darryl, who is a Spanish-speaker, is uniquely positioned to explore the social fabric of the District and the Washington area. He’ll be invaluable on the ground in these uncertain economic times, covering both breaking news and enterprise.
This will be Darryl’s second tour on the City staff, having started his Washington Post career on Metro in 1999. He delivered richly nuanced stories about city dwellers and how they brush up against one another. In 2001, Darryl moved to National to cover race and ethnicity, immigration and then prison and social issues. While on National, Darryl was one of the writers in the award-winning Being a Black Man series, producing a gracefully told story about a dying community activist.
Darryl will start his new assignment on Dec. 1.