Announcement from Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt, Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jackson Diehl and Op-Ed Page Editor Autumn Brewington:
We’re delighted to announce that Catherine Rampell has agreed to join the Washington Post as an opinion columnist. Readers know Catherine as one of the smartest, most original journalists of her generation, with an expertise ranging from economics to theater criticism and beyond. We have known and respected her work since her days as a Post editorial writer and business reporter in 2007-2008, and we have admired and learned from her news coverage, columns and blogging at the New York Times, where she has worked since 2008. With a sophisticated understanding of data-driven reporting, a keen curiosity and a nose for the fresh and unexpected, Catherine has cast light on subjects ranging from the economics of the Super Bowl to grade inflation to Hollywood blockbusters. She has written extensively on economic subjects like inequality and social subjects like the changing role of women in society. We expect her to continue to range widely in her column, backed up by an engaged online presence.
We expect Catherine to join us in a few weeks. Please join us in welcoming her back to The Post.