Caren Bohan is returning to Reuters from National Journal as a domestic policy correspondent. Bohan, a past president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, spent decades at Reuters before moving to National Journal over a year ago.
“National Journal’s loss is so Reuters’ win. Everyone loves Caren,” a media source told FishbowlDC.
At the end of 2012, NJ announced a “major reorganization” in which it was announced that Bohan would lead up the digital team’s policy channel.
See the internal memo sent out late Tuesday.
From: Thompson, Marilyn (Reuters)
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:00 PM
To: US-Washington-Text-News; Amers-Top-News; AMERS-P&G-Deskers; US-Washington-Chill; US-Washington-Booth
Subject: The Return of Caren Bohan
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Caren Bohan is returning to Reuters as Domestic Policy Correspondent.
Caren left us last year – not long after her starring role at the White House Correspondents Dinner – to become Managing Editor for Policy at National Journal. At Reuters, she had been an important part of our White House team, covering the Obama and Bush administrations. She wrote about international summits, the federal budget, the war in Afghanistan and the Arab Spring. In 2008, she was the lead correspondent for Reuters covering Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
In her new role at Reuters, Caren will work with our domestic policy team to write about issues that bring together the White House, Capitol Hill and federal agencies. She will work daily stories and help us steer longer-term enterprise projects.
Caren is a natural leader whose years in Washington have earned her wide respect. She served as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association from July 2011 to July 2012.
Born in Boston, Caren earned a B.A. in English Literature at McGill University and holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. Earlier in her career, Caren covered economic policy and financial markets for Reuters, first in New York and then in Washington.
She will return to the bureau on April 15. Please join us in welcoming her.
Marilyn David Fred