The Messenger hires Dent as reporter

Alec Dent has joined The Messenger as a reporter. Recently, he served as a staff writer at The Dispatch. Dent joined The Dispatch in March 2020 as a fact checker. He then served as a lead fact checker and then as fact check editor. He then became a culture editor. Dent graduated from the University […]

The Dispatch hires Warren as senior editor

Michael Warren has joined The Dispatch as a senior editor. Recently, Warren was a reporter at CNN, where he covered politics, campaigns and the government. Prior to joining CNN in January 2018, he worked at The Weekly Standard for more than eight years. There, he held the posts of editorial assistant, reporter, staff writer, online […]

NY Times hires French as Opinion columnist

David French, a writer and legal scholar, will join The New York Times as an Opinion columnist. He begins on Jan. 30. Recently French helped launch The Dispatch, was a contributor at The Atlantic, and wrote for the National Review from 2015 to 2019. French spent most of his career as a practicing lawyer, with […]

WSJ’s O’Neal named executive editor of The Dispatch

  Adam O’Neal will join The Dispatch as executive editor. Recently, O’Neal was an editorial page writer at The Wall Street Journal. Before that, he was an assistant op-ed editor. Prior to joining the Journal, O’Neal was a Vatican correspondent at the international TV news agency Rome Reports. Before that, he was a general assignment […]

NewsNation taps former Fox editor Stirewalt as political editor

NewsNation, the Chicago-based cable news network run by Nexstar Media Group, has tapped Chris Stirewalt as a political editor. Stirewalt was a contributing editor at The Dispatch for the past year. He has also been a public speaker at Leading Authorities, Inc. for several years. In addition, he was a political editor at Fox News, […]

North Carolina paper announces leadership changes

The Dispatch recently announced that publisher Todd Benz will be leaving the company on April 3. Maria Purcell will be taking on the reins of the company. Purcell joined The Dispatch in 2018 as the advertising manager. She previously worked for other publications including the News & Observer and the News & Record. “I am […]

Interview with Goldberg, editor-in-chief, The Dispatch

Jonah Goldberg is the founding editor-in-chief of The Dispatch and has been a Los Angeles Times columnist since 2005. He holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he was a senior editor at National Reviews and still remains a fellow of the National Review Institute. Additionally, he is also […]