Gerson to Join The Washington Post Op-Ed Page in Early 2007

Sep 11, 2006, 01:00 ET from The Washington Post

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Gerson, former senior
 White House adviser and former Senior Editor of U.S. News and World Report,
 will begin writing a twice-weekly column for the Washington Post's op-ed
 page early next year.
     "Mike is well-known as an eloquent writer and provocative thinker, and
 I'm thrilled he's decided to do this," said editorial page editor Fred
 Hiatt. "I'm sure that, with other recent additions such as Eugene Robinson
 and Ruth Marcus, Mike will contribute to the liveliness, thoughtfulness and
 unpredictability of our op-ed page."
     Gerson will bring a broad experience in politics, the media, and
 international affairs to this new role. He served as a policy director and
 speechwriter on Capitol Hill; a Senior Editor at U.S. News and World Report
 covering politics; a key participant in two presidential campaigns; the
 head of White House speechwriting during an eventful period of history; and
 a presidential policy advisor on issues from global AIDS, to malaria, to
 Darfur. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign
 Relations, and a regular contributor to Newsweek magazine.
     Gerson expects to write about politics, culture, religion, foreign
 affairs and other topics. He will work under contract to the Post, and his
 columns will be syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group.

SOURCE The Washington Post