Steven Ginsberg named new national editor of The Washington Post

Steven Ginsberg named new national editor of The Washington Post
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Steven Ginsberg has been named The Washington Post's new national editor.

"For the past six years, Steven has brought a combination of zeal and Zen to the leadership of our national political report, inspiring reporters and editors to deliver fast-paced, creative and revelatory work," reads an announcement from the paper. "A master of recruiting, retention and the morale-boosting chat, he has built the politics team into the powerhouse it has become, delivering peerless coverage of the 2016 race and the early months of the Trump presidency."

"Steven will now broaden his scope and apply his editorial talents in guiding the teams responsible for National Security; America; and Health, Science and Environment," it continues.


"The National staff has achieved success across its coverage areas – building on those accomplishments is a key part of our strategy to expand our audience and subscriber base."

Ginsberg, a University of Virginia graduate, has been with the Post since 1994. He joined the newspaper as a nightside copy aide.

Ginsberg replaces Scott Wilson, who had been Post's national editor since 2015.

Wilson left the position earlier this month "after disputes with his superiors over newsroom resources for his coverage areas," sources told the Post's media critic, Erik Wemple.

"The move comes after Wilson, a veteran Postie who has covered the White House and served as a foreign correspondent, reportedly yelled at a fellow editor in a conversation about the duties of digital editors," according to Wemple.

Wilson, who has seen become a senior national correspondent at the paper, congratulated Ginsberg via Twitter.