National Journal Hires Tom DeFrank

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By Betsy Rothstein Comments

National Journal  has a new face in its midst. They’ve hired Tom DeFrank, formerly of Newsweek and the NY Daily News, as a Contributing Editor. He was Newsweek‘s White House correspondent for a quarter century, second only to Helen Thomas. He was Washington Bureau Chief of the New York Daily News.
DeFrank is a native of Arlington, Texas.
See the internal memo from National Journal Editor Charlie Green. From: Charlie Green
Date: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Subject: Tom DeFrank
Some good news: Tom DeFrank, one of Washington’s most accomplished journalists, is joining National Journal as a contributing editor. Tom was Newsweek’s White House correspondent for 25 years before serving as Washington bureau chief of the New York Daily News. Tom’s first piece for us—about Dick Cheney’s private reaction to a new documentary about him—was posted to our site this afternoon.Tom, who has a reputation as being one of the best-sourced journalists in town, is the author of Write it When I’m Gone, a book about Gerald Ford based on 30 years of private conversations with him. He has covered eight Presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama.Tom will be sitting next to Ben Fishel’s cubicle. Please welcome him when you see him in the office.Charlie