Reid Wilson returns to The Hill

Reid Wilson, one of Washington's most accomplished journalists, is returning to The Hill.

Wilson, recently a chief political correspondent for The Morning Consult, starts Friday. Prior to The Morning Consult, Wilson was editor and lead author of The Washington Post's morning political tipsheet "Read In." Before his tenure at the Post, he served as editor-in-chief of National Journal's "Hotline" tipsheet.

Comedy Central once named him "The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time." On the TV pundit front, he appears regularly on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, C-SPAN, "Washington Week" and PBS's "NewsHour."

Wilson — a George Washington University graduate — was an online reporter for The Hill in 2008 and 2009.

Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack's internal memo to staff is below:

From: Bob Cusack
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 11:34 AM
Subject: Personnel news

Happy Thursday everyone.

We have some big news to share — Reid Wilson is coming back to The Hill.

Reid will cover state politics for us in yet another expansion of our political coverage. We decided to focus more on hot political issues at the state level because more than ever, federal and state politics have become intertwined. The North Carolina bathroom law controversy is a notable example, but there are many others.

Some background on Reid: He's been reporting on politics for more than a decade for us (in 2008-2009), The Washington Post, The Morning Consult and National Journal and is a frequent talking head on the networks.

Reid is a native of Seattle (and an avid Seahawks and Mariners fan). Another interesting factoid about Reid: Comedy Central named him "The Great Political Mind of Our Time" in 2012.

Reid's first day will be tomorrow.