Robin Wright Takes The Buyout

FishbowlDC has learned that the Washington Post’s diplomatic correspondent Robin Wright has taken the paper’s buyout. In a note to colleagues, Wright says, “This is the moment to capitalize on the generous acclaim for my book to do another — and then maybe more of the long-form journalism I used to do and miss. The clincher was looking at a State Department Correspondents Association card with my name on it — dated 1978. I’ve been doing this long enough.”

Also taking the buyout: Bill Brubaker. “After 22 years with The Washington Post’s Sports, Financial, Continuous News and Metro sections I will miss many things about this great newspaper. But I came to Washington from a magazine (Sports Illustrated) and plan to return to magazine writing on a freelance basis, beginning this fall. This will be fun. Like many of my colleagues, I felt the buyout offer was just too good to pass up.”