NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Newsweek Jerusalem Bureau Chief Daniel
Klaidman was named Washington bureau chief, it was announced today by Editor
Klaidman will succeed Managing Editor and D.C. Bureau Chief Ann McDaniel,
who was named senior director of human resources of The Washington Post
Company. Donald E. Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of The
Washington Post Company, made McDaniel's announcement today. Both will assume
their new roles in January 2001.
On making the announcement, Whitaker said, "While Ann's departure is an
enormous loss for Newsweek, it is a huge gain for our parent company, and the
impact she will have in the corporate office is bound to benefit us all for
years to come." On Daniel Klaidman, Whitaker said, "The reason I prevailed
upon him to give up an assignment he loves so much is that I know he will be a
superb leader and representative of the magazine in Washington, and a fierce
advocate for the work of the bureau with New York. As our Justice Department
correspondent from 1996 to 1999, Dan consistently scooped the competition and
was a key source of reporting and guidance in our award-winning coverage of
the Monica Lewinsky scandal. As our Jerusalem bureau chief, Dan hit the
ground running with an all-star performance during the most tumultuous period
in the Middle East in a decade."
After being named Jerusalem bureau chief in June 1999, Klaidman covered
ongoing conflicts in the Mideast and the peace process. His dispatches were
varied and rich: he reported events from the front lines, he gathered insight
from a wide swath of Palestinians and Israelis, and he interviewed the top
diplomatic players in the region including former Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu. Previously, he had been a Washington correspondent since joining
Newsweek in February 1996. In Washington, Klaidman covered investigative and
legal stories, including the Supreme Court.
He reported on Kenneth Starr and the Clinton impeachment trial; Paula
Jones's sexual-harassment lawsuit against Clinton; the campaign fund-raising
scandal; China's efforts to influence U.S. politics; and embattled FBI
Director Louis Freeh and charges of sloppy work inside the organization's
famed crime lab. He also covered the landmark class-action suit against the
Liggett Group Inc., the first of America's top five tobacco companies to
settle in the war on tobacco.
Before joining Newsweek, Klaidman was a senior reporter for Legal Times,
where he broke the story of the Clintons' legal-defense fund and obtained the
secret Justice Department report on Ruby Ridge revealing much about the FBI
Klaidman won American Lawyer Magazine's first-place media award for
enterprise reporting in 1992, for a Legal Times story (August 1991) on the
treatment of Hispanics in the Washington, D.C., criminal-justice system. A
native of New York City, Klaidman received his B.A. in history from Georgetown
University in 1986.
In other announcements, Senior Editor/Deputy Washington Bureau Chief
Weston Kosova will take on an expanded role both in Washington and New York.
In addition to his writing and editing duties in the D.C. bureau, Kosova will
develop in-depth reporting projects that team him with correspondents in
Washington and around the country. He'll also be involved in creative
planning in New York.
Kosova was promoted to senior editor/deputy bureau chief in Newsweek's
Washington bureau in December 1999. He had been news editor since January
1997. He joined the bureau as a correspondent in September 1995 from The New
Republic, where for three years he was a senior editor covering Congress.
Kosova graduated in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, with a
B.A. in history and political science.
Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas will return to the D.C. bureau to
assume his writing and management roles, following this November's special
election project and a book tour for his recently published biography, "Robert
Kennedy: His Life."
In New York, Chief of Correspondents Mark Miller will assume the remaining
duties of McDaniel. Miller will supervise all Newsweek correspondents in
21 editorial bureaus worldwide. Assistant Managing Editor Ande Zellman, who
recently joined Newsweek from the Boston Globe, will assume the supervision of
the magazine's Web site (http://www.Newsweek.MSNBC.com) and Newsweek's TV and
cable- related activities in connection with the magazine's strategic alliance
with NBC News and MSNBC. She will also assist in handling the magazine's