Last we knew, former colleague Jonathan Finer was ducking bullets for The Washington Post in Gaza and Lebanon. He also covered the invasion of Iraq imbedded with the Marines and spent 18 months in Baghdad.

He moved to the White House four years ago in the chief of staff’s office, then worked  for Joe Biden as Mideast adviser and speechwriter and more recently at the National Security Council. We’re hearing he’s en route to the State Department to be deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Bill Danvers, a longtime House, Senate and Clinton National Security Council aide who more recently worked for former CIA chief and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and has been deputy chief of staff at State, is said to be headed to Paris — a far cry from Foggy Bottom —  to be deputy secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, where he had worked after leaving the Clinton administration.