Washington Examiner has added five journalists to its newsroom, announced editorial director, Hugo Gurdon, on Monday morning. The flurry of hirings includes Pete Kasperowicz, David Brown, Barbara Boland, Nicole Duran and Ariel Cohen.
“It’s great to add several terrific journalists—editors and reporters—to the Washington Examiner newsroom,” said Gurdon in a press release. “Pete Kasperowicz, Dave Brown, and Barbara Boland will give us serious editing firepower and strong experience in congressional and policy news and web-first journalism. Nicole Duran is a highly experienced and respected reporter who will reinforce our White House coverage. And Ariel Cohen is a very talented addition to our team covering the 2016 election cycle. I expect these able and dynamic journalists to make a swift impact, and I welcome them all.”
Kasperowicz, Brown, and Duran will be joining May 18, while Cohen will be brought on board May 27. Boland officially joined the publication last Wednesday.
Below is a excerpt from the press release that includes Washington Examiner’s bios of their newest employees.
Pete Kasperowicz has been a reporter and editor for most of the 20 years he’s been in Washington. He will join the Washington Examiner on May 18 as Senior Editor. Prior to joining the Washington Examiner, he covered Congress and the executive branch for The Blaze and The Hill. He reported on the recession from the Treasury Department for Thomson Reuters, and covered international trade for nearly a decade at Inside U.S. Trade. Twitter: @PeteKDCNews
David Brown is joining the Washington Examiner on May 18 also as Senior Editor. With 17 years of national security reporting and editing experience, Brown was most recently the managing editor of Defense News, an international newsweekly that covers the business of defense. Before that, he was managing editor of Navy Times and Marine Corps Times. As a senior writer at Navy Times, Brown covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq and has reported from aircraft carriers, helicopters, fighter jets, submarines and warships. He has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR. Twitter: @dave_brown24
Barbara Boland joined the Washington Examiner May 6 as Weekend Editor. Boland comes from CNSNews.com/MRCTV, where she covered domestic and international policy, including several breaking stories on the Islamic State. Her articles have been highlighted on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta van Susteren,” among other television programs, and on nationally syndicated radio shows. Boland is the author of Patton Uncovered, a study of Gen. George Patton during World War II. Twitter: @bbatdc
Nicole Duran joins the Washington Examiner as a White House Reporter on May 18. She was most recently deputy managing editor for news at Foreign Policy. Before that she was the executive editor of National Journal Daily at National Journal, where she ran the eight-person Congress team. She has also been a reporter for Congressional Quarterly, The American Banker, Roll Call and The Deal. She earned a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Twitter: @Duranni1
Ariel Cohen comes to the Washington Examiner as a Campaign Reporter on May 27. She has been a correspondent in Israel, where she worked at the Tel Aviv bureau of the Jerusalem Post, covering Middle Eastern Christianity, terrorism, politics, and culture. A Washington native, she is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Twitter: @arielcohen37
The five new hires join a growing list of newsroom additions at the Examiner, as the publication enlisted the services of Jim Antle (politics editor), Daniel Allott (deputy commentary editor), and Ryan Lovelace (politics reporter) last week.