Announcement from Outlook Editor Adam Kushner and Deputy Outlook Editor Mike Madden:

We’re thrilled to announce that Eric Garcia will join Outlook/PostEverything as an assistant editor.

Eric comes to The Post from The Hill, where he edits coverage of Congress, elections, and political news. Before that, he reported on congressional campaigns and lawmakers for Roll Call. As a staff correspondent for National Journal, he both broke news and wrote movingly about his life as a reporter with autism — the subject of his forthcoming book.

Eric, an Eagle Scout, first became interested in public affairs and journalism as a White House intern, in the office of the first lady, eight years ago — in between stints at Chaffey College in southern California and UNC, where he finished his degree in journalism. He enjoys playing jazz guitar, reading Civil War history, watching Tar Heel basketball, and seeing heavy metal shows.

Eric will be thinking up story ideas, assigning them, and editing them for the site and the Sunday section. He begins on October 14.

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