Media General announced the opening of a Washington, D.C. Bureau, naming Jim Osman as its new bureau chief, per a press release Monday morning.
Osman, an 18-time Emmy Award winning political and investigative reporter, will be responsible for “developing, reporting and sharing original stories of interest to the Company’s 71 local stations, reporting “Live” for all screens from crisis locations and on breaking news, and managing and recruiting talent in order to grow Media General’s new Washington, D.C. Bureau.”
“Through our Washington, D.C. News Bureau, we will be able to produce and distribute more in-depth coverage and analysis of federal policies and issues that impact the communities we serve,” said Vincent Sadusky, Media General’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Jim’s background, knowledge and relationships with key constituents on the Hill make him a terrific fit for this new hybrid management and journalist position. We are thrilled he has joined our team.”
Osman, a 15-year veteran covering state and national political campaigns, most recently served as a contributing reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington. Prior to that, he was Scripps Television’s national investigative correspondent — covering Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C. based government accountability pieces.