Dutt/Hamilton: The Announcement

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By Patrick 

From The Post:

    November 30, 2006

    New Weekend Editor

    After more than eight years leading the financial staff, Jill Dutt is becoming AME/Weekend, supervising the Sunday and Monday papers. As AME/Financial, Jill transformed The Post’s coverage of business, finance and economics. She led the charge to explore the rise of technology firms in the Washington economy. She made her staff the hub of consumer journalism in The Post, from real estate to video games. Along with Sandy Sugawara, she reinvented the daily Business section as a home of visually arresting and creative journalism. Jill’s Business section was about more than money. Building a talented and diverse staff, she seeded A1 and her own section with innovative pieces about immigration, air security and the cultural impact of technology, as well as first-rate coverage of corporate crime and globalization. Her broad expertise makes her an ideal editor to supervise our largest and most important newspaper of the week. Jill will continue her role as coordinator of the changes in the Home, Food and Health sections. As weekend editor, she will also manage our schedule of major enterprise pieces. We will move immediately to select Jill’s successor in Financial.

    New National Politics Editor

    Bill Hamilton
    , who had added the responsibilities of weekend editor this fall to his varied portfolio as AME/Enterprise, is becoming the national politics editor. Working with Susan Glasser and Scott Vance, Bill will direct our politics coverage as it expands to meet the challenges of an incredibly rich and intriguing period leading to the 2008 elections. Nobody in the business brings more intelligence, experience and wisdom to organizing political journalism. Bill had a stellar run as political editor on National in 1992, followed by his tenure as national editor. As enterprise editor for the last six years, Bill has elevated the quality of stories throughout the paper and edited some of our most decorated projects. Bill will remain an assistant managing editor and continue to supervise Jon Cohen’s polling operation.

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