He also found time to write compelling enterprise on and off his beat, including a series of stories last year about the economic underpinnings of American holidays. Features ranged from a profile of the sour labor feud at Pennsylvania’s Peeps factory to an investigation into the Chinese businessman who controls much of the world's fireworks supply.
Throughout it all, Damian has been a generous and indefatigable colleague and a source of ideas for reporters in Business and elsewhere in the newsroom.
We would be bereft at the thought of his leaving the reporting ranks if we were not so enthusiastic about the knowledge, energy and journalistic savvy Damian brings to his new role. The economics pod has front-line responsibility for covering some of The Post’s biggest stories, and Damian will lead the team at a hugely important moment, when trade wars and economic turbulence are likely to influence the outcome of next year's elections.
Damian, who spent 11 years reporting for The Wall Street Journal, lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.
We can’t wait to see the achievements of an already strong economics team under Damian’s leadership. Please congratulate him on the new role, which he’ll begin Sept. 3.