WaPo economics reporter Tankersley is joining Vox
Jim Tankersley, who has covered economic policy for the Washington Post for the past four years, has been hired by Vox.
Before joining The Post, he wrote for National Journal, covering the breakdown in American job creation, the decline in economic mobility and the failure of policy makers to adapt to an increasingly complex set of global economic challenges. He co-created and co-edited “Restoration Calls,” National Journal’s 2012 election issues series, which explained America’s largest challenges through stories about the people struggling with them.
He has also worked at the Tribune Washington Bureau, the Toledo Blade, the Rocky Mountain News and The Oregonian.
Tankersley and a colleague at The Blade won the 2007 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for their “Business as Usual” series of stories revealing the true roots of Ohio’s economic decline.
He was also part of the “Coingate” team at the Toledo Blade that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Tankersley is an Oregon native and 2000 graduate of Stanford University.