NJ’s Brownstein Gets ABC News Gig

This just in…an announcement from ABC News President Ben Sherwood on NJ Editorial Director Ron Brownstein joining the network’s political team. He will continue to write his column that publishes in NJ and LAT as well as in his role as Editorial Director for NJ.

See the internal memo from Sherwood…

Please join me in welcoming National Journal Editorial Director Ron Brownstein to the ABC News political team.  As one of the country’s preeminent political journalists, Ron will provide in-depth analysis and perspective across all ABC News platforms on the issues and candidates driving the 2012 election.

Many of you remember Ron’s incisive contributions to our Emmy-nominated 2010 election night coverage and his penetrating work as a columnist for the National Journal and Los Angeles Times.

Ron is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns and is the author or editor of six books on politics and policy.  As National Journal Group’s Editorial Director, Ron is in charge of long-term editorial strategy and contributes regular features on policy and politics to National Journal.  In addition to his appearances on ABC News, he will continue to write his weekly column published jointly in National Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

As we strive to give our audience a deeper understanding of 2012 election, Ron’s many talents and abilities will give ABC News a decisive advantage.