For Immediate Release
September 4th, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC— The Washington Examiner has hired Toby Harnden, bureau chief of the Sunday Times, of London, to be its new managing editor. He replaces Philip Klein, who is moving to a new role as executive editor.
Harnden, who will start work in the newsroom on October 1, is a journalist of immense experience. He has been US Editor and Middle East correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, based in Washington and Jerusalem, and has reported from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the frontline in Northern Ireland.
He is an acclaimed author, and before beginning his writing career spent 10 years as an officer in the Royal Navy, after graduating from Oxford University.
Washington Examiner Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon said, “I have known Toby for more than 20 years. We were newsroom colleagues in Fleet Street. He is a superb journalist with boundless energy and a great instinct for news. I could not be more pleased that he is coming on board to manage news and features.”
Harnden said: “I am delighted to be joining the Washington Examiner and am looking forward immensely to helping its news reporters break great stories and build on their existing success. These are important and fascinating times in American politics and I am excited to be at the very center of the action with the Washington Examiner.”
Philip Klein, who has been managing editor since 2015, will devote most of his time to writing, but as executive editor will also play a key role in news planning and strategy, especially of election campaign coverage and the conventions. He will continue to be involved at the highest level in running the Washington Examiner.
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