Journalistic Faves On The Move


Two of the solid class of what I term intrepid reporters are on the move. Both men are also what I know to be essential reads as they have the pulse of the political world and a growing institutional knowledge of the governing world they cover. They each are landing in solid journalistic territory–just as from where they came. The Washington Post has lost two heavyweights.

Robert Costa, the high-profile political reporter, is leaving his longtime home at The Washington Post to become a full-time television journalist at CBS News, where he will serve as the network’s chief election and campaign correspondent.

The move, announced on Thursday, is notable as much for Mr. Costa’s stature as a sought-after chronicler of national politics as it is for his decision to depart one of the more prominent roles in print journalism. Mr. Costa, 36, gained attention for his congressional coverage at the right-leaning National Review magazine before joining The Post in 2014.

He is also the second well-known correspondent to exit The Post in recent days. David Fahrenthold, a 21-year veteran of the paper and a Pulitzer Prize winner for his investigations into the Trump family’s charitable donations, joined The New York Times this month.

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