For Immediate Release:
June 1, 2017
The Weekly Standard is pleased to announce that it has hired Peter J. Boyer as National Correspondent. According to Stephen F. Hayes, the magazine’s Editor in Chief, Boyer will be a valued contributor to The Weekly Standard and to Weeklystandard.com.
Boyer has had a storied career in American journalism including 18 years as a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he wrote on politics, the military, religion, and sports, among other subjects. Boyer’s New Yorker articles have been anthologized in Best American Political Writing, Best American Spiritual Writing, Best American Crime Writing, and Best American Science Writing.
“Peter Boyer has been one of the finest journalists in America for decades,” said Hayes. “With the arrival of each new issue of the New Yorker, I’d quickly flip to the table of contents to see if it contained a new Boyer piece—delighted when it did and disappointed when it didn’t. He is the kind of reporter that ambitious young journalists read to learn how to write narrative non-fiction. I was always intimidated when I knew Peter was working on a story that overlapped with one of mine. We’re thrilled to have him at The Weekly Standard.”
As a correspondent on the PBS documentary series Frontline, Boyer won a George Foster Peabody Award and an Emmy for his reporting, as well as consecutive Writers Guild Awards for scriptwriting. Most recently, he was Editor at Large at Fox News and a Senior Correspondent at Newsweek/Daily Beast.
Boyer’s hiring is part of a big staff expansion at The Weekly Standard, said Hayes. Earlier this year, as reported by The New York Times, the Weekly Standard hired the Wall Street Journal’s books editor, Robert Messenger, Slate’s Rachael Larimore, and former deputy business editor of the Charlotte Observer, Tony Mecia.
As well, Jonathan V. Last, a senior writer at The Weekly Standard, has been promoted to Digital Editor. He will continue writing and co-hosting The Substandard podcast, currently distributed by the Ricochet Audio Network.
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