LOS ANGELES, November 7, 2008 The Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)announced today that veteran D.C. bureau chief and political analyst, Doyle McManus will join the Op-Ed team as The Times' newest columnist. McManus joined The Times in 1978, is one of Washington's best-known and most respected journalists and will now command an Opinion section (latimes.com/opinion) platform from which to observe the nation's capital.
"It's been my great pleasure to work with Doyle for many years and to appreciate his superb journalistic judgment," said editorial pages editor, Jim Newton. "He is one of The Times great souls and his keen analysis and graceful writing will now bring an important voice to our Opinion section."
During his Time tenure, Doyle McManus has reported from Los Angeles, Tehran, Beirut, Central America, New York and Washington. He was State Department correspondent and then White House correspondent before becoming Washington bureau chief in 1996 and is one of the most decorated journalists in the profession. He has won numerous awards and written three books, along with having recently been a moderator for the Jan. 31, 2008, The Times/CNN debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.McManus' first column is expected in early 2009.
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