I regret to announce that Marilyn Thompson is leaving Reuters after a successful stint as Washington Bureau Chief to take up a role as deputy editor at Politico. Karey Van Hall will be acting bureau chief as we move swiftly to find a successor.
A published author and award-winning journalist with three decades of experience, Marilyn leaves big shoes to fill. In three years, she has led the bureau through two national elections, and dozens of high profile stories from the rise of Islamic State, a government shutdown and Fed policy tapering to bank settlements, the crisis in Ukraine and a change in Cuba policy. Her personal highlight: co-authoring a story that forced General Motors into another recall early last year.
I will miss Marilyn’s instinctive feel for the Washington story and the kind of people who can tell it well. She led the bureau through one major transition and, late last year, laid out a plan to make it work even better. I will work closely with Karey and the team in Washington to push through the changes she proposed. Our goal remains making Reuters even more of a must-read on Washington stories.
Please joining me in thanking Marilyn for her service to Reuters and wishing her every success in this new phase of her career.