Shackelford Appointed Director of Information Resources

From the Washington Post:

“We are delighted to announce that Research Editor Lucy Shackelford will be our new Director of Information Resources, succeeding Bridget Roeber, who has taken the early retirement offer.”

“During her career at The Post, Lucy has been investigative researcher, national researcher and research editor. She started here in 1989, detoured to Newsweek’s Washington bureau in 1994 and returned to our newsroom in 2001. She’s been a major contributor to many important Post stories, from an early 1990s investigation into then-White House Chief of Staff John Sununu’s personal use of military aircraft to Whitewater and Enron to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Abramoff coverage. She helped organize Woodward and Bernstein’s Watergate papers before they were sent to the University of Texas archive, and she worked with a number of Post and Newsweek reporters on books. Her research skills are awesome, her dedication legendary, her enthusiasm contagious. She understands the newsroom, knows how to scramble on deadline and how to allocate effort for longer-term work as well. She’s shown herself to be a skillful, empathetic manager and a determined advocate for her colleagues and for the work of the News Research Center.”

“All this makes her just the right person to lead News Research in this challenging time. She’s helped to build the strong, well-respected operation we have today and she’ll sustain that strength while looking for new ways to support our journalistic goals both in the paper and on other platforms. We look forward to joining with her in that effort.”

“Lucy starts her new job July 1.”