Strassel To Become WSJ Washington Columnist

strassel.jpgThe Wall Street Journal announced that editorial writer Kim Strassel will start up the defunct “Potomac Watch” column (dormant for five years, ever since Paul Gigot headed to NYC to run the Journal’s editorial page).

Strassel is a talented young writer whose favorite targets include Eliot Spitzer (not a fan) and tort reform (a fan). Strassel’s rise in the journalism world has been fast and impressive. She began working for Dow Jones (the Central European Economic Review, specifically) in 1994 and worked within the organization until landing the editorial page gig in 1999. She’s also the co-author of “Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws” and a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism in the commentary category.

Gigot’s advice for Strassel? “Treat it like it’s a foreign country, like you’re a foreign correspondent.”