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.