Washington Post business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb and economics editor Damian Paletta sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
Jeff has spent the last two years as a reporter on the economic policy team. He covered the drafting and impact of the 2017 tax law; the battle over Trump’s tax returns; and the Trump administration’s farm bailout, among other topics related to the trade war. He also has written about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and policy ideas including Medicare-for-all and the four-day workweek.
Jeff was previously a reporter for Vox, where he was one of two reporters to start that publication’s Congress team. In 2014, Jeff founded the Ithaca Voice, a local news non-profit. Created in response to the ongoing crisis in local newsrooms, the Ithaca Voice continues to lead news coverage in the Ithaca area six years after its inception.
His first job after college was as a crime reporter at the Syracuse Post-Standard, where he was awarded young journalist of the year by the New York Associated Press. Jeff graduated from Cornell with a degree in history in 2013.
Jeff lives in Columbia Heights with his girlfriend and their 2-year-old rescue dog, Acorn, whose ears look like Baby Yoda’s. Both Jeff and Acorn are avid fans of the New York Rangers.
Jeff will start his new role immediately. Please join us in congratulating him.