From the Washington Post’s internal announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:
We’re delighted to announce that Carrie Johnson will join the National staff to cover the Department of Justice, taking on one of the newspaper’s most competitive and high-profile reporting assignments. Carrie has been on the Financial staff since 2000, where she wrote important enterprise work on the Enron scandal and kept the newspaper competitive on financial crimes, investor scandals, and SEC matters. Before joining the Post, she wrote for Legal Times. She is a native of Chicago and a University of Wisconsin graduate.
Carrie will be stepping in to the Justice Department beat following a wonderful run by Dan Eggen, who is shifting to the White House after anchoring our pathbreaking coverage of the scandal surrounding the firings of U.S. attorneys and who will continue to help us cover many of the running national security/legal stories he’s been so ably leading from his Justice perch. Carrie hopes to use the new platform to conduct important archaeology on the past seven years, while closely watching for controversial policymaking in the administration’s final year and providing input on our coverage of all the hot legal topics of the day.