By: E&P Staff
Eugene Robinson, a finalist for The Washington Post’s managing editor position, will become an associate editor and twice-weekly Op-Ed columnist for the newspaper.
The column will start after the first of the year and be syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group, according to a memo by Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt posted today on the Poynter Institute’s Romenesko site. Hiatt’s memo said Robinson will write about politics, culture, race, immigration, daily life, and other topics.
Robinson was previously assistant managing editor for Style at the Post, and has also worked as a foreign editor, London correspondent, Buenos Aires correspondent, city editor, and city hall reporter. In addition, he has written books about race in Brazil and the United States, and about music and the revolution in Cuba.