Announcement from Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor of The Washington Post:

We’re delighted that David Byler has agreed to join The Washington Post Opinions staff as a data analyst and political columnist. David will help develop prediction models for elections, like his highly-regarded 2018 Senate prediction model at The Weekly Standard, and write about polling, politics and public opinion in the age of social media.

David Byler was Chief Elections Analyst and a Staff Writer at The Weekly Standard, where he covered House, Senate, gubernatorial and presidential elections using statistics and other quantitative tools. He previously worked as an elections analyst at RealClearPolitics. He’s been a guest on national TV and radio programs and has contributed work to FiveThirtyEight and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

David’s first day will be Jan. 14.