HuffPost Hires Star McClatchy Intern Ali Watkins

HCvevMFR_reasonably_smallThe Huffington Post announced Wednesday that Ali Watkins will join its DC bureau as a political reporter.

The 2014 Temple grad’s name may ring as bell. As an intern for McClatchy this past Spring, she was part of the team that broke the story that the CIA spied on computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim made the announcement to staff in a memo this afternoon. In it, he said, “We knew Ali would be a fantastic hire back when she was a college senior and worked on the McClatchy team that broke the news that the CIA was spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee over the panel’s torture report. Ali is a 2014 graduate of Temple University, where she excelled not only in journalism, but as a rower and triathlete as well. Ali will continue her focus on national security and the intelligence community, while covering general politics and Congress as well.

Watkins starts October 20.