Announcement from Business Editor David Cho and Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb: 

We’re very happy to announce Damian Paletta, one of the best economic policy writers in the country, will join us as a senior economics correspondent covering White House economic policy.
Damian comes to us from the Wall Street Journal where he covers the White House. Since the 2008 financial crisis, he has been one of the most competitive, knowledgeable and aggressive writers on economic and financial issues in Washington. He’s broken countless stories about Washington’s inner workings and its relationship with the business world. He has deep experience writing about the White House and Congress, the federal budget, financial regulations, economic policy and national security. Damian also found time amid a busy schedule of beat coverage to produce groundbreaking enterprise. An award-winning 2011 series revealed fraud in the Social Security disability system and led to the arrest and indictment of more than 100 people.
In the past, we have competed against Damian, and often felt a bout of anxiety upon seeing his byline on a story. Now, we’re excited to see Damian marshal his experience on behalf of our readers. In this new role, he will lead coverage of Donald Trump’s efforts to transform America’s economy, writing about the president’s budget and tax policies, his senior economic team, agencies such as Treasury and OMB, his trade and business policies, and other economic and financial issues facing the new administration. He’ll work closely with other members of the Economics and Policy team as well as National’s White House and Congress teams.
Damian, who also has worked for Dow Jones Newswires, the American Banker and Cape Cod Times, is a graduate of Boston College and got a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. He lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.
Please welcome Damian when he starts Feb. 27.