Boston Globe reporter to WaPo

Jan 06, 2014

After less than a year with the Boston Globe, political reporter prodigy Wesley Lowery is already moving on -- to the Washington Post

"Phone. Just. Exploded," Lowery tweeted in the wake of the revelation. "As first reported elsewhere, I've got some personal news."

It seems only yesterday (and indeed, fewer than 365 days ago) that Lowery joined the Globe team from the Los Angeles Times, where he was a reporting fellow. In that brief time, however, the print reporter made an indelible mark while covering the Boston Marathon bombings and the Aaron Hernandez case, reaching into the broadcast sector of news to make several television appearances on both subjects as well.

"Boston packed about 5 years worth of news into @WesleyLowery's year here, so I guess it makes sense it's time for him to move on," Boston Magazine's David Bernstein reflected.

"Couldn't be more grateful for time I've had at nation's best metro paper, or more excited to join nation's best politics team," Lowery summarized on Twitter.

Talking Points Memo publisher Joe Ragazzo was the only one playfully unmoved by the big news. "I'll be impressed when @WesleyLowery wins the Orange Bowl. Until then...nope."

Given the progress already made by Lowery at just age 23, we feel confident he will change Ragazzo's mind!

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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