Washington Post hires CNN’s Long to cover economics
Washington Post financial editor David Cho, deputy financial editor Zachary Goldfarb and economic policy editor Patrick Reis sent out the following announcement on Friday:
We’re very excited to announce that Heather Long, a reporter and editor at CNN, will be our new economics correspondent, writing analytical stories on Wonkblog about a wide range of economic and domestic policy topics.
At CNN, Heather writes about economics daily and regularly appears on television, touching on topics as varied as unemployment, the difficulties of working in the fast food industry and the ways economics and politics intersect.
Before CNN, Heather was an editor and columnist in the New York office of the Guardian. Originally from Mechanicsburg, Pa., she returned from living in London to her home community to become the deputy editorial page editor for the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, contributing editorials and columns during the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal at Penn State.
Heather studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where she obtained master’s degrees in financial economics and medieval literature. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, where she was a fencer. She has spent the past three years mentoring high school students in the Bronx
Heather starts on July 10.