The WaPo writes about a colleague’s job change:
Senior Producer Sasha Johnson announced Monday she’s leaving journalism to serve as press secretary at the Department of Transportation, meaning yet another member of the Fourth Estate has left to join the Obama administration
Isolated jump? As the artcle notes, hardly. The WaPo piece notes the large number of reporters who’ve taken jobs in the Obama administration.
It’s not just in DC, of course; reporters in the Twin Cities have long found jobs waiting for them with left-leaning governments and pols. A very partial list; my old colleague Karen Louise Booth jumped from being MPR’s Capitol Bureau chief to being head of communications for the DFL. Brian Lambert left the Pioneer Press to work for Senator “Brave Sir” Mark Dayton. A scan of spokespeople for any variety of local DFL pols shows a who’s who of former producers, reporters and executives.
Indeed, it’d be interesting to start a list of our own. Other examples, if you know ’em? Put ’em in the comments!