Darragh Johnson Joins Metro

From their announcement:

    We’re very happy to announce that Darragh Johnson, one of the paper’s brightest writing talents, is joining Metro on the District staff as a reporter specializing in the culture and society of young people in the Washington region. While a number of Metro reporters write from time to time about this important subject, we are looking to Darragh to expand our coverage, especially with closely reported and finely crafted personal tales about youths.

    Darragh comes from Style, where in two years she has already demonstrated outstanding abilities to explore and write compellingly about young people. Two examples were her profiles of Calixto, the Gaithersburg 14-year-old trying to decide whether to join a gang, and of “little slugger” Rosalina, th e Salvadoran 10-year-old mastering America’s twin pastimes of baseball and self-invention.

    Darragh came to The Post in 2000 from the Sacramento Bee. Before going to Style, she covered education, and cops and courts in Anne Arundel County, and was a general assignment writer in Montgomery. She begins her new assignment on Jan. 8.