Sam Youngman, who covered the 2012 Presidential Election for Reuters, is leaving Washington, DC and moving to Lexington, KY. There, he’ll be covering politics for the Kentucky Herald-Leader. Youngman was born in Lexington, raised in Owensboro, KY and went to Western Kentucky University, so this is a homecoming for him. Youngman told FBDC, “As the Osborne brothers sang, “I can hear Kentucky calling me.”
Before covering the 2012 Election for Reuters, Youngman worked at The Hill covering the White House for four years. How will he adjust to moving from DC to Kentucky? Youngman tells us, “I’m one of those guys who needs a month to adjust to Daylight Savings. I’ve been blessed to cover some fascinating stuff and see a great deal, but I never stopped being a Kentucky boy for one second.” Youngman also notes that with a contentious Senate race in Kentucky this year, he has “a hunch that a lot of DC will be spending time in the Bluegrass.”
Congratulations to Youngman. We can only imagine that his enthusiastic tweets about Kentucky basketball will only become more enthusiastic.