Bill Hamilton issued the following announcement to Post staffers:
Jon Cohen, assistant director of the ABC News polling unit, will join The Post as polling director in September. We interviewed a half dozen extremely qualified candidates, but Jon was right under our noses the whole time. As deputy for our long-time collaborator, ABC, Jon worked closely for over a year with Rich Morin and Claudia Deane, our now departed and much missed polling department, winning their respect and friendship. He impressed us with his intelligence and creativity and as someone who will bring new ideas and energy to the entire newsroom. Before working at ABC, Jon helped run surveys for the Public Policy Institute of California. He’s a graduate of Johns Hopkins with a masters in political science from Berkeley.