Orange County Register Adding D.C. Bureau

It’s truly remarkable how the hits just keep on coming at the Orange County Register. The latest is one of the highest-profile moves yet by the very active regime of Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz.

Starting April 2, longtime former Register staffer Cathy Taylor (pictured) will be back in the fold as head of the paper’s new Washington D.C. bureau. From today’s announcement:

Taylor served as a reporter, editor and columnist supporting the Register’s business coverage, and joined the Opinion and Commentary pages in November 1996. She was a member of the Register’s senior leadership team as vice president of Opinion and Commentary before leaving the company in November 2011 to accept a position at Washington, D.C.-based Eagle Publishing as editor of Human Events, a national weekly publication.

In addition to her planning, reporting and editing responsibilities, Taylor will lead a team tasked with explaining the processes and procedures in Washington, connecting the dots between local politics in Orange County, state politics in Sacramento and national politics in Washington.

The initial Beltway bureau plan calls for three graduate-level editorial assistants and a team of freelance reporters. The paper’s prior D.C. bureau closed in 2010.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Reporter Who Broke Tony Scott Suicide Joins Orange County Register
Many Moons After First OC Register Byline, Jim McCurdie Returns to Paper’s Sports Section