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Romm named economic policy reporter at Washington Post

July 8, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Tony Romm

Washington Post deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb, economics editor Damian Paletta and deputy economics editor Jennifer Liberto sent out the following on Thursday:

We are thrilled to announce that Tony Romm will become the new congressional economic policy reporter, leading our coverage of major fiscal issues on Capitol Hill.

Tony has been relentlessly energetic in his work on some of The Post’s biggest stories since joining us in 2018.

In his role as senior tech policy reporter, Tony kept The Post ahead on a range of tech developments, breaking numerous exclusives on the Federal Trade Commission’s probe of Facebook’s failure to protect its users’ information from Cambridge Analytica; state and government antitrust inquiries into Facebook and Google; and the secretive use of robo-texts in the most recent presidential campaign. He also wrote about how robocalls have become a plague for many U.S. hospitals.

As the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy in 2020, Tony pivoted to assist in economic coverage, writing about the pandemic’s startling regional impact in a series of vivid — and occasionally chilling — dispatches. Even while helping shape economic coverage, he continued to assist in covering tech policy, helping us beat the competition on news in January about when Twitter banned President Donald Trump.

Since earlier this year, Tony has been a key player in The Post’s coverage of Capitol Hill, chronicling the passage of the stimulus bill and twists in infrastructure negotiations.

Please join us in congratulating Tony, who starts in his new role immediately.

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