WSJ adds three political reporters in DC bureau
Wall Street Journal DC bureau chief Paul Beckett sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
We are delighted to announce three new hires for our Politics team who will strengthen our reporting on data stories, the 2020 campaign and Congress. Please give them a warm welcome as they come on board in the next few weeks.
Lindsay Wise will join our Congress reporting team. She arrives from The Kansas City Star and McClatchy’s Midwest I-Team, where she was an enterprise reporter focused largely on Congress. Before McClatchy, she reported for the Houston Chronicle on veterans as well as the city’s Arab and Muslim communities. An Arabic speaker, she has a B.A. in English and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Between 2003 and 2006, Lindsay worked as a freelance journalist in Egypt.
Chad Day joins the national politics team covering the 2020 campaign as a data reporter. He comes from the Associated Press, where he was a member of the Russia investigation team that broke several stories about the foreign lobbying work of Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. Chad also served as the data reporter on AP’s investigative team, developing more than a dozen tools for tracking lobbying and money in politics. Prior to joining the AP in 2015, Chad was an investigative reporter for more than six years at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.
Eliza Collins joins the national politics team as a reporter on the 2020 campaign trail with the very crowded field of Democratic candidates. She comes from USA Today where she covered Congress and the 2018 midterm elections. She has landed interviews with many top political players, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and White House Adviser Ivanka Trump. She also covered the 2016 presidential election for Politico and, later, USA Today. She’s a graduate of the University of Oregon, where she double-majored in journalism and Chinese.
We expect to have more announcements in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, please welcome Eliza, Lindsay and Chad. They will all report to Ben Pershing, Politics Editor.
thanks and best,