Announcement from Universal Desk Deputy Managing Editor Barbara Vobejda:

I am thrilled to announce that Susan Levine will become editor of the Talent Network.

In just a few months as the Talent Network’s deputy editor, Susan has displayed great vision and initiative in marshalling outside writers. She conceived and produced a story exploring how the hottest U.S. cities are handling climate change, enlisting freelancers across the country. It was her idea to take an inside look at the Hawaii lab tasked with identifying the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War. And she lent a deft editing touch to a piece about a huge wave pool in the middle of the California desert that was hosting an international surfing competition with top pros from all over the world.

The Talent Network, which has become an essential tool for breaking news, verticals and enterprise, requires close collaboration across the newsroom. Susan – one of the most hard-working and conscientious journalists you’ll ever meet – is well-positioned to build on these relationships. Her ability to juggle tasks will also be critical as she works with Engineering colleagues to continually adapt the network to the newsroom’s changing needs.

Susan returned to The Post in 2015 as the National Desk’s deputy health, science and environment editor after two years at Politico as deputy editor of a 10-person health care policy vertical. From 1993 to 2008, Susan worked on The Post’s Metro staff covering health, medicine, aging and the death penalty and as a special projects reporter, and as assistant Virginia editor for state government and politics. She came to The Post from The Dallas Morning News, where she had worked as night/weekend editor and as an assignment editor for courts, government and social services.

Please join me in congratulating Susan on her promotion.