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Sharon Weinberger Takes the Helm at Yahoo’s DC Bureau

By July 3, 2018

Come July 23, Sharon Weinberger will have teamed up with Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman as the new bureau chief in Washington, DC. Immediately on the agenda are the 2018 midterm elections, while they will continue to drive coverage of the Russia investigation, national security, and the White House.

Yahoo has been steadily fortifying its ranks in the nation’s capital, recently hiring Sean Naylor as a national security correspondent and Alexander Nazaryan as a national correspondent covering politics and policy.

Pictured: Sharon Weinberger

Commenting on Weinberger’s extensive résumé, Klaidman extolled, “Sharon has a proven record of running reporting teams that break news and produce distinctive stories that matter. Under her leadership, we’ll be deepening and building on our important investigative journalism, as well as our political coverage and national security reporting.”

Weinberger’s strength is in defense. Most recently as executive editor at Foreign Policy, she ran the magazine’s news team, expanding its defense and security coverage. Previously, she was national security editor at The Intercept, directing the defense and intelligence coverage and before that, Weinberger was a co-founding writer and editor for Wired’s national security blog, Danger Room; and a senior editor at Aviation Week.

Among her badges, Weinberger was a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard (2015 to 2016), a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT (2008 to 2009) and she is currently a non-resident global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her third book is “The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World” (Knopf, 2017). She previously wrote, “Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon’s Scientific Underworld” (2006) and “A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry” (2008).

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