The Fiscal Times Chooses New Senior Washington Correspondent

Merrill Goozner, an award-winning journalist, is joining New York-based The Fiscal Times full time as senior Washington correspondent.  Goozner replaces Edmund Andrews, who is headed to the National Journal.

Goozner, as a freelancer, has written extensively about health care policy for The Fiscal Times since the digital publication launched in March.

His focus will shift to reporting and writing on a broad range of economic, budget, and tax policy issues.

“Merrill has had  a long and distinguished  career in journalism, and demonstrates a unique gift for analyzing and explaining complex public policy issues – especially health care –  in a clear-cut and compelling way,” said Eric Pianin, Washington editor for The Fiscal Times.  “We are thrilled that Merrill is joining us full-time and  eagerly look forward to his trademark  aggressive reporting on how the Obama administration, Congress and the Fed are coping with the ongoing economic crisis.”

Goozner spent 25 years as a foreign correspondent, economics writer and investigative business reporter for The Chicago Tribune and other publications, filing stories from more than a dozen countries.

“I’m very excited about my new assignment with The Fiscal Times and look forward to working closely with the editors and reporters to advance TFT’s goals of providing top quality and dependable journalism on the most important fiscal issues of the day,” Goozner said.

Goozner takes over on November 1.