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Energy reporter Vogelsong named editor of Virginia Mercury

June 9, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Sarah Vogelsong

Sarah Vogelsong, an energy and environment reporter, has been named editor in chief of the Virginia Mercury, a nonprofit news outlet in Richmond covering Virginia government, politics and policy.

A story on the Mercury website states, “Robert Zullo, who oversaw the site’s launch in 2018, is leaving the helm at the end of the summer for a new national reporting role focusing on renewable energy and the electric grid with States Newsroom, the Mercury’s parent organization. He will be based in Southern Illinois.

“‘Starting the Mercury and working with the talented journalists who have made it a relevant, useful and respected part of Virginia’s media landscape has been the highlight of my career,’ Zullo said. ‘I know it will be in good hands. Sarah is a nationally and locally recognized reporter, meticulous in her work, scrupulously fair and committed to continuing the Mercury’s track record of insightful coverage of state government that helps Virginians make sense of policy and politics.’

“Vogelsong, who grew up in McLean, has been a fulltime and freelance reporter and editor for 14 years, working for the Chesapeake Bay Journal, the Petersburg Progress-Index, the Caroline Progress, the American Political Science Association and other organizations. She will assume her new role July 5.”

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