Media General Opens D.C. Bureau, Names Chief

By Kevin Eck 

Media General says it’s opening a Washington, D.C. bureau and has named Jim Osman bureau chief.

According to Media General, the new bureau will cover breaking news, political news and analysis, in-depth reporting and “other stories of interest” for the groups local stations in 48 markets around the U.S. and its digital business.

“Through our Washington, D.C. News Bureau, we will be able to produce and distribute more in-­‐depth coverage and analysis of federal policies and issues that impact the communities we serve,” said Vincent Sadusky, Media General’s president and CEO. “Jim’s background, knowledge and relationships with key constituents on the Hill make him a terrific fit for this new hybrid management and journalist position. We are thrilled he has joined our team.”

Osman last worked as a reporter for Gannett-owned WUSA in Washington, D.C. He’s also been the national investigative correspondent for Scripps Television covering Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C. Before that, he worked at KYW in Philadelphia, and KNXV in Phoenix.

Part of Osman’s job is to recruit talent to grow the bureau.