Sent out to Posties last week:
You’ve been hearing a lot about washingtonpost.com’s expanded Politics coverage, an effort that will build on the collaboration with The Post newsroom that we began in 2006. A number of staff hires have been made or will be made in the next few weeks.
Along those lines, we’re pleased to announce that Paul Kane, our newest politics blogger, officially joined washingtonpost.com this week. He will be authoring a new blog on Congress starting next week. Paul will be spending most of his time on Capitol Hill, but he’ll be a regular presence in our newsroom.
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He comes to us from Roll Call, the newspaper covering the inside politics of Congress. At the newspaper, he covered the Senate leadership from late 2000 through 2005, and in 2006 he covered the ongoing ethical scandals that engulfed the 109th Congress. In 2004, he won the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage for Congress from the National Press Foundation, and he was awarded “special citation” from the foundation as a runner-up for the Dirksen award in 2006.
Kane came to Washington in 1995, starting at States News Service, the regional wire service that used to provide local coverage out of the capital for smaller papers across the country. His byline appeared in Philadelphia Daily News, Boston Globe and Bangor Daily News, among other papers. He has been a one-person bureau for The Record of Hackensack, N.J. (1998-2000).
Before coming to Washington, Kane took a one-year assignment in 1994 as a copy editor and writing coach for China Daily, the English-language newspaper in Beijing. His daily journalism also includes time spent at the Daily Local News, West Chester, Pa. (1993-1994), and The News Journal, Wilmington, Del. (1992-1993).
A 1992 graduate of the University of Delaware, Kane is a native of Maple Glen, Pa., a suburb just outside of Philadelphia. Yes, sadly, Paul is an Eagles fan, so he should prepare for lots of razzing (or dirty looks) this fall when the Redskins take the field again.
Please stop by to say hello to Paul, and stay tuned for more announcements.
Russ and Jason