NYT Welcomes Peter Baker

Below is a staff note obtained by FishbowlDC from Gerry Marzorati, editor of The New York Times Magazine, welcoming Peter Baker to the magazine:

    Folks,

    Our distinguished stable of contributing writers is about to getÅ well, more distinguished. Peter Baker, the Washington Post’s senior White House correspondent, is joining the Magazine.

    Over the past 20 years, Baker has had a number of important beats with the Post, and his name has been a regular feature of that paper’s front-page.

    He covered the Clinton White House, and wrote a best-selling book, “The Breach,” about the Clinton-Lewinsky controversy and the impeachment of the President. He served as the Post’s Moscow Bureau chief – and co-authored, with his wife Susan Glasser, a book on Vladimir Putin — and has reported on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Along with covering the Bush White House, Baker has contributed to the Post’s campaign coverage (including a column for their on-line election diary, The Trail); is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week”; and is currently working on a book on the Bush presidency to be published by Doubleday.

    He is worldly, aggressive, and ambitious about his reporting and his writing — all things that will quickly make him a valued magazine journalist.

    Expect to see his first cover story for us in the fall.

    Gerry