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