NJP Appoints New Political Editor

Leigh Ann Caldwell

Leigh Ann Caldwell

NJP’s editorial staff is pleased to appoint award-winning journalist Leigh Ann Caldwell as its new Political Editor.

Leigh Ann has been a regular contributor to the NEWS JUNKIE POST since June 2009. She is based in Washington, D.C. and reports from Capitol Hill. She is the Bureau Chief of Pacifica Radio’s Free Speech Radio News — a syndicated half-hour radio program with national and international news. From Capitol Hill, she has covered health care reform, immigration reform, the financial meltdown, and the Iraq war and Patriot Act debates.

A veteran journalist, Leigh Ann has hosted and reported live for Pacifica Radio programs such as the Senate confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor; the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections; President Obama’s inauguration; as well as on the ground coverage from New Orleans on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. During her time in Washington, she has interviewed well-known political figures including President Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Before joining Pacifica, Leigh Ann was a freelance radio and print journalist living in New York City where she reported for outlets such as Radio France International and Pilates Style magazine.

Her coverage of the rebuilding of September 11 won an investigative journalism award from the Independent Press Association. She also launched Radio Rootz DC, a new program with People’s Production House, which teaches underserved DC public school youth media, radio and journalism.

Leigh Ann’s talent, experience, and knowledge of the political arena will strengthen and enhance NEWS JUNKIE POST’s political reporting. She will work closely with the rest of the editorial staff which includes NJP’s Co-Editors-in-Chiefs and Co-Founders Gilbert Mercier and Dolores M. Bernal, as well as News Editors Ole Ole Olson and Amy Beth Arkawy.

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7 Responses to NJP Appoints New Political Editor

  1. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1nanacyle
    January 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Join the conversation about the Obama Health care plan at http://www.obamahealthcareplan.org

    • +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Ole Ole Olson
      January 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm

      I appreciate the sentiment, but this is not the post for that comment. May I suggest one of the many conversations on NJP that are about health care?

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  3. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Ole Ole Olson
    January 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Welcome aboard Leigh Ann. I look forward to seeing more of your excellent articles in the future!

  4. Gilbert Mercier
    +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Gilbert Mercier
    January 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Welcome aboard as NJP’s political editor, Leigh Ann! Having you as part of our editorial team will stimulate all of us to keep reaching for higher standards in reporting and writing.

    • +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Leigh Ann Caldwell
      January 8, 2010 at 7:33 am

      It’s good to be on board with you all for this exciting venture!

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