‘Wash Post’ Shifts 2 Staffers to Assistant ME Spots

By: E&P Staff

The Washington Post has announced that Bill Hamilton will be the new assistant managing editor/national politics, and Jill Dutt will replace him as assistant managing editor/weekend.

Hamilton, 56, joined the Post in 1980 and has since held several positions including assistant managing editor/enterprise, national political editor, a national correspondent based in Los Angeles, national editor, and, most recently, assistant managing editor/weekend.

Dutt, 44, has been with the Post since 1995 when she started as the paper?s Wall Street correspondent. She went on to become assistant managing editor for business in 1998, and has led the business section ever since.

In her new role, Dutt will oversee the weekend papers, including the Sunday and Monday editions. She will also continue her role as coordinator of changes in the Home, Food, and Health sections.

Both Dutt and Hamilton will begin their new roles in January.

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