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Sam LaGrone

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Washington, D.C.
Naval Reporter and Editor
Covers:  U.S. and international navies, national security, China, Russia, defense acquisition, defense policy, Congress
Doesn't Cover: Military healthcare and military benefits.

Naval Reporter and Editor @USNINews Fmr: Jane's, @newsobserver, @vmialumni. Content ≠ any official @NavalInstitute stance on anything.

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Biography

Sam LaGrone has worked in newspapers for more than a decade and covered defense issues since 2008.
Since 2009, Sam has specialized in international naval and maritime coverage -- first with Jane's Defence Weekly in its Washington, D.C. bureau and then as the founding editor of USNI News with the ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The now defunct Potomac News as an eager freelance features writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

Every story, no matter how local or in the weeds, has the potential to go worldwide with no warning.