Washington Post hires Johnson as science writer
The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post‘s national editor Matea Gold, deputy national editor Phil Rucker, health and science editor Stephen Smith, deputy health and science editors Carol Eisenberg and Tracy Jan and health and science assignment editor Katie Zezima:
We are delighted to announce that Mark Johnson is joining The Washington Post as a science writer, bringing his deep scientific knowledge and empathic reporting to this important line of coverage.
Mark comes to The Post from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he covered science and health for the past 14 years.
Before writing on science, he was a general assignment reporter for eight years.
Before joining the Journal Sentinel, Mark worked for the Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin, Haverhill (Mass.) Gazette and Provincetown (Mass.) Advocate, where he recalls his first assignment covering a sewage commission meeting in Truro. He also worked at the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Toronto and was a 2016-2017 O’Brien Fellow at Marquette University.