Announcement by National Editor Steven Ginsberg, Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery and National Security Editor Peter Finn: 

We are thrilled to announce that Shane Harris, a distinguished national security correspondent, is joining the National staff to cover the intelligence community. Shane most recently has been a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal and a key player in the paper’s coverage of the investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Before joining the Journal, Shane was a correspondent for the Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The Washingtonian and National Journal. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex” (2014) and “The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State” (2010). He is a fellow at the New America Foundation and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.

Shane is a graduate of Wake Forest University. He was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up there and in Tennessee and Georgia. In college, and later in Los Angeles, he performed sketch comedy, which he didn’t know would be such good training for a career in Washington. He’s an avid cook and spends much of his spare time tending to his recently acquired obsession, gardening.

Shane will begin Jan. 8. Please welcome him to the newsroom.