The Washington Post has announced three editorial staff updates across the newsroom:
- Mary Pat Flaherty, current Local editor, will become the deputy editor of the Rapid Response Investigations Team Dec. 15. The move marks a return for Flaherty on the Investigative Desk. She was a reporter there in the 2000s, and she managed an investigative team on Local for eight years. Prior to The Post, Flaherty spent 17 years at The Pittsburgh Press.
- Robert Klemko has joined the Sports department as an investigative reporter. He spent the past six years at Sports Illustrated, where he has been a senior staff writer focusing on NFL coverage. Klemko has also worked for USA Today between 2010 and 2013 as a general assignment reporter.
- Marisa Iati has joined the General Assignment news desk, where she’ll write breaking news and enterprise. She comes to The Post through our partnership with the American University School of Communication, where she was a graduate student and researcher in the Investigative Reporting Workshop.
Christina Paciolla has been appointed The Associated Press’ news editor for Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. She has covered the Philadelphia market and the broader East region for her entire career. Prior to joining the AP as an editor on the East regional desk in 2015, she worked as Philadelphia city editor for Metro US, and before that Paciolla worked as a reporter and editor at various local news outlets in the Philadelphia metro area, covering state politics and other issues.
POLITICO has hired Tina Nguyen as a White House reporter. She comes from Vanity Fair, where she spent the last three years as a staff reporter on The Hive, FV’s political digital arm, where she covered politics and the media. She joined FV in 2015 as a blogger and before that worked for Abrams Media.
Katie Pohlman is the newest reporter at Law360 and covers courts and the courts system in Dallas. She was most recently a reporter/editor at Advocate Media in Dallas and wrote, copy edited, and produced monthly issues of Advocate Magazine for Lake Highlands neighborhood.
KRIV-TV, the Fox station in Houston, has recruited Tiffany Justice as a reporter. She was previously a reporter for KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, for two years, and has also worked as an anchor at Koco TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and news producer for KTVZ in Bend, Oregon.
Jenny Matthews has moved to KBEQ-FM country radio in Kansas City, Missouri, as a morning co-host alongside Mike Kellar. “The Morning Drive with Mike Kellar + Jenny Matthews” made its debut Nov. 4 as Matthews fills the opening created by the recent exits of Zeke Montana and Jillian Gregg. Matthews previously pent 14 years at KMXV-FM in Kansas City, and joined the staff as weekend host in 2004 before moving to news director and then midday host.
Beasley Media has hired Steve Hoffman as program director KVGS-FM radio in Meadview, Arizona/Las Vegas and assistant program director KOAS-FM adult R&B radio in Dolan Springs Arizona/Las Vegas. He comes from KSWD-FM in Los Angeles where he most recently served as assistant program director. Hoffman was also PD of Anaheim Broadcasting’s KCAL-FM in Riverside, California, from 1998-2012.
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