In Memoriam: Niles Lathem

From the Post:

    Niles Lathem
    , 51, a veteran Washington correspondent for the New York Post, died April 12 at his home in Washington. He had lung cancer.

    Mr. Lathem had worked for the Post, Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspaper, since 1980, except for a stint covering the White House for Fox television during the George H.W. Bush presidency.

    For many years, Mr. Lathem was a one-man bureau for the Post, which as of late 2006 had an average weekday circulation of more than 700,000, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

    Mr. Lathem covered all major Washington beats, including the White House, the State Department, the Pentagon, Congress and the CIA. Starting in the mid-1990s, he focused more on national security and intelligence coverage.