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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041129/DAM033 ) "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