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