When Sam Youngman left Reuters last spring, we wondered where the talented politics reporter was headed next. Now we know: home to Kentucky, to report for the Lexington Herald-Leader. "Folks, I'm thrilled to tell y'all that I'm joining the Lexington Herald-Leader as politics reporter," Youngman shared on Twitter.
"Leaving #ThisTown," noted Jill Lawrence of the National Journal. A common theme of bittersweet sentiments emerged among Beltway journalists: "D.C. is about to get a lot less funny but I couldn't be happier that @samyoungman found a way home to Kentucky," Huffington Post's Jeffrey Young concluded. "The Lexington Herald-Leader is getting a great politics reporter in @samyoungman. We'll miss him in DC, but he's going home," harmonized Aaron Blake at the Washington Post. "I'm jealous," a fan tweeted, explaining, "I desperately want to leave the DC area and go back to KY. My wife does not agree." Youngman replied, "I've come to think of my golf clubs as my spouse. They were very supportive of the move."
Such a kidder. Now we see why he'll be missed so much in Washington!