The Washington Post today announced Doug Feaver as its first reader representative. Feaver will serve as an advocate for readers, responding to their questions and concerns. He will work closely with Alison Coglianese, named assistant reader representative, and both will contribute to the reader representative blog.
Feaver brings his deep journalistic background to the role, having spent his career as a reporter and editor at The Post on the Business, National and Metro staffs. In addition, he worked at The Post’s digital publishing arm, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, as executive editor of washingtonpost.com, overseeing the growth and development of The Post’s online presence. He also anchored the dot.comments blog until 2009 which examined reader comments on Post stories and features.