Washington City Paper has lured Perry Stein away from Talking Points Memo to take over the paper’s Citydesk blog.
Citydesk has been fairly dormant since WCP’s prick-ly Will Sommer took over Loose Lips, WCP’s political blog, earlier this summer.
In an announcement posted online at WCP, editor Mike Madden said Stein is a “smart writer with a real passion for covering local news—a passion which, as we all know, is sometimes a little rare in This Town®”
Stein is already DC-based. Before TPM, she’d written for the Miami Herald, the WSJ and TNR. She’ll start at WCP around mid-August.
Our congrats to Stein on the new job. Part of Madden’s memo announcing Stein to the newsroom, after the jump…
She’s a smart writer with a real passion for covering local news—a passion which, as we all know, is sometimes a little rare in This Town®, but which as we also all know, is amply rewarded here for those of us who share it. She’ll pick up the entertaining and informative hodgepodge that Will Sommer made City Desk—coverage of Uber, bro culture, weird lawsuits, cops, animals, etc.—and add to it other subjects where her sharp reporting skills lead her.