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Bloomberg News writer is new National Press Club president

January 11, 2006

Jonathan Salant, who works for Bloomberg News in Washington, is the new president of the National Press Club.

Salant covers campaign finance and lobbying for Bloomberg. He has been a member of the Press Club Board of Governors since 1998 and currently serves as vice president. He is past president of the Regional Reporters Association and the Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Salant was born in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and spent 13 years covering New York politics and government for newspapers in Albany and Syracuse. He first came to Washington in 1987 as the correspondent for the Syracuse Post-Standard and Herald-Journal. Salant is married to Joan Friedenberg, who is a New Media consultant and the founding editor of the Online Newshour — the Web site of the PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Jonathan and Joan are the proud parents of an 8-year-old son, Issac.

Matt Winkler, Bloomberg’s editor in chief, and Al Hunt, Bloomberg’s Washington executive editor, will be speakers at the club’s blacktie gala event on Jan. 14. For more information, see this.

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