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Anne Kornblut named associate editor and Scott Wilson named deputy national editor

Announcement from Cameron Barr, national editor:

I’m very pleased to announce that Anne Kornblut will return to the National staff as an associate editor once she concludes her Knight fellowship and that Scott Wilson loses the ‘interim’ designation and becomes deputy National editor, effective immediately.

Anne, who will live in Palo Alto for another year, will take charge of organizing our presence at the 2016 conventions and play a lead role in executing our debate strategy. She’ll edit political and national enterprise, drawing on her expertise from more than 15 years covering presidential campaigns, and continue to cultivate new relationships and ideas for The Post in Silicon Valley. She’ll work closely with Washington Post Live, as well as our digital and social media teams, to help create the most effective partnerships and content. Anne will travel to Washington and other cities as necessary.

As interim deputy since last summer, Scott has impressed the staff with his talent for leadership, his organizational skills and his passion for outstanding journalism. He helped drive coverage of Ferguson and its aftermath, made important contributions to the editing of Carol Leonnig’s work on the Secret Service and has pushed to make our report more competitive. Scott distinguished himself as a reporter on the Metro staff, was an intrepid and tireless foreign correspondent and won awards for the rigor and clarity of his work covering the Obama White House. He has brought a wealth of experience and journalistic acumen to a demanding editing role and we’re grateful that he will now do so on a permanent basis.

Please join me in congratulating these two talented colleagues.