WaPo’s Metro Section Welcomes Josh White Back

Josh White is returning to the paper’s Metro section (from National) as an enterprise reporter on the paper’s Metro staff (Virginia), FishbowlDC has learned.

“This is a homecoming of sorts for Josh,” says an internal note, obtained by FishbowlDC. “He started as a summer intern on the Virginia desk 10 years ago and has been writing enterprising journalism ever since. While in Prince William County, Josh uncovered a high school drug gang that went on to murder the son of secret service agent. He tracked down the stripper who received much of the money that master spy Robert Hanssen got from the Russians; he found her at a crack house in Columbus, Ohio. Josh also gained national recognition covering the first sniper trial of John Allen Muhammad. Since his move to National, Josh has done groundbreaking work covering the Defense Department with a special focus on terror detainees and military criminal justice. He broke several scoops on the Abu Ghraib, Haditha and Pat Tillman cases.”