Tim Carney Upped to Commentary Editor at the Washington Examiner

More moves at the Examiner.

Tim Carney is moving up the opinion ranks at the Washington Examiner and into a new role as commentary editor, beginning Dec. 1. He is currently senior political columnist.

“Tim is taking command of the commentary team in Washington to coincide with the arrival of a Trump administration and the new Congress,” said editorial director Hugo Gurdon in a statement. “He is a great journalist and will bring an energy and skill set that will help Washington Examiner engage more fully with decision makers whom voters have put in place for at least the next two and four years. Tim has been a marquee columnist for several years, but I am delighted he has agreed to take on this new challenge.”

Carney is essentially switching places with the current commentary editor, David Freddoso, who will focus on writing as senior columnist. Freddoso will write daily for the Beltway Confidential blog, as well as print and digital columns.

Here’s Carney’s rough sketch of his new role, as described on Twitter.