LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Debra J. Saunders, longtime nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, has been named to the new position of White House correspondent by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Saunders joins Review-Journal correspondent Gary Martin, who left the San Antonio Express-News last month, to begin the formation of what will be a small-but-formidable D.C. bureau.
"Debra is an award-winning national thought leader," Review-Journal Editor-in-Chief Keith Moyer said. "She and Gary Martin will make sure Nevadans are always in the know concerning the new Trump administration, the state's congressional delegation and federal issues that are important to the region."
"I love that the Review-Journal wants to give readers an inside look at the Trump White House," Saunders said. "It won't be dull."
Saunders has written a conservative-leaning column for The San Francisco Chronicle for more than 24 years. Her column is syndicated throughout the country, and she regularly appears on RealClearPolitics, Town Hall and the American Spectator. Saunders has also appeared on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC and has been a frequent guest on KGED Public Media for Northern California, KGO TV and Fox News Radio.
Prior to joining The San Francisco Chronicle, Saunders was a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. She served as a media fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution and also taught at UCLA Extension and at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Martin, whose primary focus will be on Nevada's congressional delegation, joined the Las Vegas Review-Journal in November. He is an award-winning political editor and national correspondent with more than 20 years covering the political scene in Washington, from the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S.-Mexico relations.
Before joining the Review-Journal, Martin led a team of reporters who broke the national story about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
"It's an exciting time to join such a talented staff," Martin said, considering that "Washington will see a new administration and Nevada will have a new senator and new congressional delegation members."
The Las Vegas Review-Journal and its digital products, including reviewjournal.com, are the largest and most widely read and visited news and information sources in the state of Nevada, northern Arizona, and southern Utah. As the region's most trusted independent news media company, the award-winning Review-Journal has been serving Southern Nevadans for more than 100 years. The multi-media news, information and entertainment company owns a strong portfolio of print and digital niche products, including the monthly Luxury Las Vegas magazine; the weekly Spanish language newspaper, El Tiempo; and the weekly Las Vegas Business Press and 11 zoned View weekly editions throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The Review-Journal also owns weekly community newspapers and their websites including the Boulder City Review, Pahrump Valley Times, Pahrump Mirror and Tonopah Times-Bonanza & Goldfield News.
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