Announcement from Executive Editor Martin Baron, Managing Editor Cameron Barr, Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz and Managing Editor Tracy Grant:

We are thrilled to announce that Tim Elfrink will succeed Fred Barbash as the editor of Morning Mix.

Tim has spent the last decade at the Miami New Times, where he worked as a staff writer and then managing editor. During his tenure, he not only wrote and oversaw outstanding narrative work but also broke news that challenged his mainstream competitors. Tim also has proven to be an amazing spotter of talent. Among those whose work he guided at New Times were Terrence McCoy, Michael Miller, Kyle Swenson, Emily Codik and Antonia Farzan.

Tim won a George Polk Award in 2014 and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for his stories exposing the Biogenesis steroid ring, which led to a record number of suspensions in Major League Baseball. He's also the co-author of “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez and the Quest to End the Steroid Era.”

A St. Louis native, Tim graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and started his career at the Omaha World-Herald. He will be moving north with his wife, Adele Coble, who works in nonprofit management, and their infant son, Hugh. Tim will start Oct. 29 and spend several weeks in the newsroom during daytime hours getting to know all of us before taking over the office with the best coffee-maker ever to make an appearance in The Post newsroom.

Please welcome Tim when he joins us.