Jane Sasseen, a long-time reporter and editor at BusinessWeek, is becoming the business glossy’s new Washington bureau chief, Talking Biz News has learned.
Sasseen, who says the position will officially start on July 1,Â has been commuting from New York and has yet to move to the DC area, but will soon. She replaces Eva Rodriguez, who was in the position for only a year before leaving to become an editorial writer at The Washington Post.
There has historically been tension between BusinessWeek’s main office in New York and the Washington bureau.
Most recently, Sasseen has been a national correspondent for the magazine, responsible for investigative projects. Before that, she was a senior editor, overseeing the news analysis and commentary section.
From February 1997 to December 1999, Sasseen was responsible for the magazine’s coverage of corporate strategies. She joined the magazine in 1985 as a staff writer from Forbes, but left a year later to become a freelance journalist in Paris.
After a stint at International Management magazine, she rejoined BusinessWeek in February 1995. She won a Gerald Loeb Award in 1997 and the National Women’s Political Caucus 1997 Exceptional Merit Media Award.
Sasseen is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.