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President Joe Biden

As President Joe Biden took office, the administration changes started rolling in fast and furious. And more so than in past presidential transitions, journalists are moving and shaking all over Washington, as well as in the politics beat across the country. Leadership Connect’s news media team has been closely following these changes.

Within the last month we’ve tracked 105 changes in the D.C. media universe, which includes the launch of Punchbowl, a new Congressional news outlet launched by Politico veterans Anna Palmer, John Bresnahan, and Jake Sherman. Then there’s the new Playbook team of Rachael Bade, Eugene Daniels, Ryan Lizza and Tara Palmeri.

More big names can be seen in our weekly News Media This Week briefing, including but not limited to CBS’ Nancy Cordes, ABC News’ Cecilia Vega and Kristen Welker, The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker and CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

There were 41 additions to the White House beat and 93 additions to the politics beat in the past month.

In his initial acts, Biden has signed a flurry of executive orders – all listed here. Two of his earliest moves have been to boost federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unveiling an immigration plan.

Currently we list 143 journalists covering the Coronavirus pandemic, 199 immigration journalists, and 145 climate change journalists.

We will continue to dig to bring you the most accurate and verified information.

Wayne McKenzie

Wayne McKenzie

Research Analyst, News Media