Steven recognized years ago the importance of rigorous truth-telling in a media-rich environment and reinvigorated The Fact Checker. When The Post was banned by the Trump campaign from access to the candidate’s rallies, Steven deployed our reporters and members of the Talent Network to get the stories we needed. A champion of alternative storytelling, Steven masterminded an exclusive, on-the-record oral history of the 2016 campaign that published in the wee hours of Nov. 9. And Steven edited David Fahrenthold during his Pulitzer-winning year of investigating Donald Trump’s highly economical practice of philanthropy.
Working with Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery, Steven will now broaden his scope and apply his editorial talents in guiding the teams responsible for National Security; America; and Health, Science and Environment. The National staff has achieved success across its coverage areas – building on those accomplishments is a key part of our strategy to expand our audience and subscriber base.
Steven has been at The Post since 1994, when he joined the newsroom as a nightside copy aide following an ill-fated attempt to launch a career in bartending at The American Café. On Financial, Steven wrote the Career Track and Workplace columns. On Metro, he covered Stafford and Prince William counties, two legislative sessions in Richmond and the regional transportation beat. He began editing in 2007 before moving to National in 2008 as deputy politics editor. In 2011 he dropped “deputy” from his title and was appointed senior politics editor in 2013.
In all his editorial roles, Steven has demonstrated exceptional skill in conceptualizing stories, structuring narratives and editing the words. Relentlessly competitive and deeply committed to our digital success, Steven has always assumed that The Post should be the best at whatever it covers.
A native of the Eastern Shore and a graduate of the University of Virginia, Steven lives in the District with his wife and On Parenting Editor Amy Joyce and their sons Sam and Jonah.
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