The Washington Examiner Adds 2

Travis Tritten and Kimberly Leonard join

The Washington Examiner adds Travis Tritten as a defense and national security writer and Kimberly Leonard as senior health care reporter.

Tritten joins the publication March 28 from Stars and Stripes, where he has been a Capitol Hill reporter. As a member of a growing defense team, Tritten will write for the web and print, and contribute to Daily On Defense, the Examiner’s morning newsletter that debuted in the spring of last year.

“It’s great that Travis will soon be part of the Washington Examiner team,” said editorial director Hugo Gurdon in a statement. “He’s a dogged reporter who breaks real news. We are building our national security coverage and Travis will have a vital role to play.”

Kimberly Leonard, who starts April 3, will arrive from U.S. News & World Report, where she has been a senior health care writer. At The Examiner, Leonard will focus on both the policy and personal aspects of health care and health care reform. “I hope to provide readers not only with insight into the political battles over health care reform but also to provide context for how proposed policy could have an impact on their lives and the lives of their loved ones.”

Prior to joining U.S. News & World Report, Leonard had been a health and multimedia reporter for the Center for Public Integrity/Huffington Post Investigative Fund.