WaPo Nabs WCP Editor Mike Madden

Two new additions to the Outlook and PostEverything sections.

The Washington Post announced two new additions to its Outlook and PostEverything sections this morning. Mike Madden, the current editor of Washington City Paper, will join the Post March 30 as deputy editor of Outlook and PostEverything. The Root’s David Swerdlick will be assistant editor starting April 6.

According to a note to staff posted on WCP‘s website, Madden called his time at WCP “the most fun job of my career,” but accounted for the move in this way:

I’ve been reading City Paper for nearly 25 years, and I’m looking forward to reading it for at least that many more. But I’ve also been here for almost five years, between my time as managing editor and as editor, and ultimately I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try something new, in a section I’ve long been a fan of. (And after all, the Post is the only paper I’ve been reading for even longer than City Paper.)