Announcement from Cameron Barr, national editor, Scott Wilson, deputy national editor, Anne Kornblut, associate editor, and Steven Ginsberg, senior politics editor:

We are very excited to announce that Dave Weigel will be joining The Post as a National Political Reporter. Dave will bring his one-of-a-kind perspective and voice to our campaign team, where he will focus on the people and movements that are galvanizing so much of modern politics. Dave is also an expert on Rand Paul and will continue to cover his quest for the White House. And Dave will anchor a new political podcast that will launch later this year.

Dave comes to us from Bloomberg’s politics team, where he covered Rand Paul’s presidential campaign and created the fun and informative “Whoa, If True” feature. Before that, he was a senior politics reporter for Slate, where he hosted a political interview podcast and the “Weigel” news blog. He worked at The Washington Post as a blogger on conservative politics, a beat he had developed at a start-up, The Washington Independent, and at the libertarian magazine Reason.

Dave’s work has also appeared in Washington’s City Paper, Time, Foreign Policy, The American Prospect, The American Conservative, GQ, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2004. Before he comes on board, he is finishing a book about progressive rock music, a lifelong (and extremely hip) obsession that he wrote about in a 5-part Slate series.

Dave will start July 20. Please join us in welcoming him back to The Post.