The Washington Post just laid claim to political reporter Hunter Schwarz. Most recently with Buzzfeed’s Los Angeles bureau as associate editor for news and politics, prior to that position Schwarz covered breaking news for Utah's Deseret News. And soon? He'll join WaPo as a staff writer on the local and state governments beat.
"I'm beyond grateful for my colleagues and editors at BuzzFeed who've taught me so much," Schwarz revealed on Twitter. "It's been an amazing experience."
Stationed in New York, Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins managed to find the silver lining, though: "Sad to see @hunterschwarz leave BuzzFeed for the Washington Post, but OTOH he'll live about 3,000 miles closer to me, so. Congrats to him!"
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