LeDuc Switches Beat At Post

From an internal Washington Post announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    We are very pleased to announce that Daniel LeDuc, a deputy editor on National, will join the District staff to apply his extensive journalistic skills to government accountability reporting, focusing on the final construction phase of the Nationals baseball stadium and preparations for the stadium’s grand opening next year.

    This position is a fine match for Dan. His writing talents, political reporting experience and ability to conceptualize high-impact stories will be invaluable as we examine the economic reach of the stadium project — a city investment that stirred enormous controversy– and explore the Fenty administration’s relationship with the business community.

    Dan has been a deputy editor on National for nearly five years. During that time, he has edited out-of-town reporters, shaping stories about school shootings, plane crashes and the 2003 Columbia space shuttle accident, and a string of hurricanes, including Katrina. Recently, he has overseen coverage of the new Democratic Congress and the political debate over the war in Iraq.

    Dan joined the Post in 1997 to cover state politics and government in Maryland. He began his career at the St. Petersburg Times and worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a state political writer, statehouse bureau chief, and a national correspondent covering the Midwest.