Congratulations Are In Order

Rachel Stassen-Berger – who’s been a fixture in political coverage in the Metro for as long as I’ve been paying attention – has moved on up to a politics editor job at the Des Moines Register.

Stassen-Berger will oversee the Register’s politics and policy team, which includes coverage of state government, health care, Iowa’s congressional delegation and the Iowa caucuses. She will start in mid-March.

Stassen-Berger has covered the Statehouse in St. Paul for 16 years. Most recently, she was the capitol bureau chief, as well as a reporter and columnist, for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She has also served as a political writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Register doesn’t have quite the sheen it did thirty years ago – but it’s a great move for Stassen-Berger, and I wish her all the best.

2 thoughts on “Congratulations Are In Order

  1. The Register doesn’t have quite the sheen it did thirty years ago

    Since moving here (Des Moines) from the Cities about 8 years ago, I’ve tried to read the Register, and it’s slant is less pronounced than the Star & Sickle, but not enough to compel me to be a subscriber. Best of luck to Ms. Stassen-Berger, she can only improve the quality of the Register.

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