BusinessWeek announced Thursday that it has named Eva M. Rodriguez its new Washington bureau chief. In her new position, she will lead a team of correspondents who cover politics and policy matters for the global business media organization.
Most recently, Rodriguez edited and supervised a team of political and legal reporters in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. Before that she served as executive editor and editor-in-chief of the Legal Times. As Legal Timesâ€™ executive editor in 2004, she led coverage honored by 18 awards from the Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Earlier she worked as a justice department reporter for The Wall Street Journal and as a staff writer for the Miami Herald.
â€œEva brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our talented Washington team and we are thrilled to have her on board,â€? said Stephen J. Adler, BusinessWeekâ€™s editor-in-chief, in a statement.
Lee Walczak had been BusinessWeek’s long-time Washington bureau chief, but he left and went to Bloomberg News, but his now recuperating from cancer surgery. His departure was not mentioned in the announcement of the new bureau chief.