WaPo promotes two more before holiday

Two Washington Post journalist got promotions in their stockings this year: Peter Wallsten has been named deputy national political editor and Mike Semel has been promoted to local editor.

"Two exciting & well deserved WaPo promotions today: @semelm to Local Editor and @peterwallsten to Deputy National Politics Editor," White House Correspondent Philip Rucker announced.

Previously a political writer at WaPo, Wallsten covered national politics for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times before joining the Post.

"Way to go, you editor you! I suppose you will have a different view on story length now?"  tweeted Tim Nickens, editor of editorials at the Tampa Bay Times.

Wallsten wryly replied, "Ha! Doubtful...."

Meanwhile, Semel was most recently the deputy local editor, and previously served as Virginia editor and cops/courts editor since his time at the Post began. 

"Thanks for all the shout-outs today from people @washingtonpost and all over," Semel shared on Twitter. "Humbled and excited. This is the best staff in journalism."

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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