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, 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.

“Doug has had an impressive career in journalism and we are fortunate to have him back at The Post in this role,” said Katharine Weymouth, Publisher of The Washington Post. “Alison also brings a great deal of experience to the team having worked closely with the ombudsman over the last two years.”

Before joining The Post, Coglianese worked for the opinion pages editor at The Morning Call in Allentown, PA. She graduated from DeSales University in 2008 with a degree in political science and communication.

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