WASHINGTON DC, MAY 24: The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Announcement from Director of Emerging News Products Chris Meighan and By the Way Editor Amanda Finnegan:

We’re excited to announce Gabe Hiatt will be returning to The Post as deputy editor of By The Way.

For the past three years, Gabe was the editor of Eater DC, where he led coverage of Washington’s restaurant scene: assignment editing and reporting, running social accounts, building guides and curating newsletters.

Under his direction, the site produced highly popular dining guides, explored eating trends and published features that included stories about alleged harassment and systemic racism in the service industry to a hunger-inducing piece on the local doughnut boom. During the pandemic, Gabe’s team has provided essential coverage on the ways restaurants weathered public-health challenges and policy restrictions, including how several prominent restaurants initially opted to stay closed instead of serving takeout.

Before joining Eater, Gabe spent five years at The Post, first as a reporter and editorial aide in Sports, and then as the sports editor of Express.

Gabe grew up in Houston and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in D.C. with his wife, Beth, and their dog, Barkley. Next on his travel bucket list: Argentina, Turkey and Thailand.

Please join us in congratulating Gabe. His first day will be Nov. 1.