S.V. Dáte to Bolster National Journal‘s White House, Bush Campaign Coverage

Currently a Washington editor for NPR, Dáte will be joining the publication to cover the White House, as well as help with coverage of Jeb Bush.

National Journal editor-in-chief Tim Grieve announced Monday morning that S.V. Dáte will be joining the publication to cover the White House, as well as help with coverage of Jeb Bush.

Dáte, a current Washington editor for NPR, will have no shortage of familiarity with Bush, as he has written a book on him (entitled “Jeb: America’s Next Bush“). He will begin with NJ on April 13.

Below is the hiring announcement from Grieve.

I’m thrilled to announce that S.V. Dáte is coming to National Journal.

Shirish, who is currently a Washington editor at NPR, will join George Condon on National Journal’s White House team and will also contribute in a big way to our coverage of Jeb Bush — a subject on which he has no small amount of knowledge. Shirish covered Bush as the Tallahassee bureau chief for The Palm Beach Post and is the author of Jeb: America’s Next Bush as well as a series of strong Bush pieces for Politico’s magazine.

Two more things to know about Shirish: Like your humble correspondent, he was the editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily. And unlike your humble correspondent, he’s written five novels and sailed a 44-foot cutter across the Atlantic and then some — with his kids.

Shirish will join us next Monday. Please join Kristin and me in welcoming him to the team.