Peter Wallsten To Head Investigative Team At 'The Washington Post'

Veteran Washington Post journalist Peter Wallsten has been named editor of the Post’s investigative unit.  

The announcement was made on Wednesday by executive editor Sally Buzbee and managing editor Matea Gold.

In 14 years at the Post, Wallsten has held numerous positions, including senior national enterprise editor, senior national investigations editor and senior politics editor.  

Wallsten created the Post’s Political Investigations and Enterprise team and has helped to oversee four Pulitzer Prize-winning lines of coverage, the Post says. 

Prior to joining the Post, Wallsten covered national politics for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. The announcement notes that he has “shared his experience with Stargardt’s Disease, a degenerative retinal condition that has taken much of his eyesight.”




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