Distinguished Journalist Stephen G. Smith to Head Houston Chronicle's Washington DC Bureau

Nov 29, 2004, 00:00 ET from Houston Chronicle

    HOUSTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen G. Smith, a veteran journalist
 who has distinguished himself at newspapers and magazines, has been named
 Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief of the Houston Chronicle.   The announcement was
 made today by Chronicle Editor Jeff Cohen.
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     "We are elated to be able to lure a journalist of Steve's quality back to
 newspapers," Cohen said.  "He has superb credentials, with wide experience
 overseeing government and political coverage, and we are delighted to have him
 lead our outstanding staff in Washington."
     Smith was most recently the vice president for communications at the
 Brookings Institution, an independent, nonpartisan think tank that focuses on
 governance issues, economics, foreign affairs and metropolitan policy.
     His newspaper career includes serving as Washington news editor for Knight
 Ridder Newspapers and working in editing and reporting positions at the Boston
 Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Albany Times-Union in New York and the
 Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass.
     Smith came to Brookings after many years in the magazine industry.  He was
 editor of U.S. News and World Report and earned the distinction of being the
 only journalist to hold senior-level editing positions at all three major
 newsmagazines.  He is the former executive editor of Newsweek and served as
 the editor of the Nation section of Time.
     He has also been the editor of National Journal, founding editor of
 Civilization magazine and senior editor of Horizon magazine.
     He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Affairs
 Council, the National Press Club and the Overseas Press Club.
     The Houston Chronicle, a Hearst newspaper, has a daily circulation of
 554,783 and a Sunday circulation of 737,580.  Its offices are located at
 801 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002.  The Chronicle's Washington DC bureau is
 located at 1850 K Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20006.

SOURCE Houston Chronicle