It will be led by longtime Register journalist and executive Cathy Taylor, who worked for the Register from 1983 to 2011. Taylor served as a reporter, editor and columnist supporting the Register’s business coverage, and joined the Opinion and Commentary pages in November 1996. She was a member of the Register’s senior leadership team as vice president of Opinion and Commentary before leaving the company in November 2011 to accept a position at Washington, D.C.-based Eagle Publishing as editor of Human Events, a national weekly publication.
In her new role as Washington Bureau Chief, Taylor will provide deeper enterprise reporting on the economy, immigration, job creation and public policies that affect the health and welfare of people in Orange County. In addition to her planning, reporting and editing responsibilities, Taylor will lead a team tasked with explaining the processes and procedures in Washington, connecting the dots between local politics in Orange County, state politics in Sacramento and national politics in Washington. Taylor begins her new role on April 2.
“The Washington bureau will provide timely and relevant coverage around issues that influence our future and pocketbooks, with exclusive insights and greater depth than what national news wires and day-to-day reporting could provide,” Taylor said. “It is our plan to write in a style that’s fun, informative and absolutely addictive reading.”
The opening of the Washington, D.C. bureau represents another significant investment in providing more value and depth of content for Register subscribers, and supports the Register’s overall mission to serve and strengthen Orange County.
“Orange County is a wonderful community and I’m thrilled to return to one of the finest newspapers in America,” Taylor added. “I look forward to serving readers with honest journalism and furthering the Register’s journalistic mission.”
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