Former Essence Washington Correspondent Cynthia Gordy Joins The Root

Cynthia Gordy, former Washington correspondent for Essence and Essence.com, has taken root at The Root, joining the African-American-targeted news site as Washington reporter.

She will report daily on politics for The Root’s Blogging the Beltway, and write longer features and analyses for the site, based out of its offices in Washington, D.C.

The Root managing editor Joel Dreyfuss said:

Cynthia is a fantastic and exciting addition to our editorial staff. Her impressive track record in covering Washington will be invaluable as we look to further expand our politics coverage this year.

Gordy added:

My morning starts with reading The Root, so I’m very excited about joining the team. I look forward to helping expand the site’s original reporting, especially as Congress gears up for what’s sure to be an interesting session.