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Washington Post hires Starks for cybersecurity newsletter

July 14, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Tim Starks

Washington Post national editor Matea Gold, deputy national editor Phil Rucker, 202 franchise editor Dave Clarke and deputy 202 franchise editor Paige Cunningham sent out the following:

We are delighted to announce that Tim Starks will join The Washington Post as author of the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter. Tim will work closely with researcher Aaron Schaffer to deliver news and analysis to the Washington leadership audience on cybersecurity, a subject that is rapidly gaining attention and concern around the country.

Tim, who most recently covered cybersecurity for CyberScoop as a senior editor, starting writing about the topic for CQ Roll Call in 2003. More recently, he wrote Politico’s Morning Cybersecurity newsletter from 2015 to 2020. His work has appeared in the Economist, Foreign Policy and the New Republic. He wrote or contributed to cybersecurity stories that won three awards this year from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Hailing from Evansville, Ind., Tim graduated from the University of Southern Indiana and wrote for his hometown Evansville Press as his first full-time journalism job. He later served as statehouse bureau chief for the merged Evansville Courier & Press before establishing the Washington bureau of the New York Sun. He was a Pulliam fellow at the Indianapolis Star and reported for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other newspapers during an internship under the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. He also won the 2009 National Press Club Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, as well as honors from the Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors and Hoosier State Press Association.

Tim founded The Queensberry Rules boxing blog, once dubbed “the best boxing blog” by the Wall Street Journal and deemed a top 25 blog of 2013 by Time magazine; his thoughts on the sport have been quoted in publications including the New Yorker and the New York Times. He lives near Capitol Hill with his beloved cat, Dr. Julius “Jules” Jonas Jonah Jameson.

Please join us in congratulating Tim on his new role. He starts July 18.

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