Revolving Door: WaPo's National Security Editor Joins John Kerry's Staff

The Washington Post's Douglas Frantz is the latest journalist to leave a liberal publication to join a Democratic administration. On Tuesday The Huffington Post reported that “Frantz is joining the State Department as assistant secretary of state for public affairs.”

The Huffington Post story, by Michael Calderone, went to report “This will be Frantz’s second time working under Secretary of State John Kerry. In 2009, Frantz was hired as an investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.” Calderone added: “He won’t be the only journalist on the State Department payroll, either. Former Boston Globe politics editor Glen Johnson joined a senior adviser to Kerry earlier this year.”

In the past three decades Frantz had previous stints at The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

The MRC’s Tim Graham wrote about Frantz as part of an article about liberal journalists joining the Obama administration back in February of 2009.

Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.