A new face in the Food section: Tim Carman
We’ve got exciting news here at WaPoFood. Some of you may have heard the rumors, and they’re true. We’ve hired a new staff writer, and it’s Tim Carman from Washington City Paper.
We’ve been fans of Tim’s work for years, have gotten to work with him on a few freelance pieces and know that he’s a great fit for the section. For those of you who aren’t already fans of Tim's stuff (and if you aren’t, you should be), some of the best examples are:
Inside D.C.’s Food Truck Wars, Sept. 24, 2010.
Ignore the Pizza Police, July 2, 2010.
How Not to Hire a Chef, May 22, 2009.
Pain in the Glass, Feb. 9, 2007.
Tim will fill the position left vacant by the fabulous Jane Black, who left to work on a book project in West Virginia (and then relocate to New York), and he will bring his own formidable talents to the job. He's been nominated for a James Beard Foundation award for newspaper feature story, was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Award for food writing, and has been included in three editions of the "Best Food Writing" anthology.
A little more about Tim: He’s been at WCP since February 2006, and as food editor he not only writes and edits the daily Young & Hungry blog, but he also writes the weekly column of the same name -- in addition to cover stories. He contributes regularly on the subject of food and restaurants for Metro Connection and the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM. Before going to WCP, he was managing editor of the Humane Society of the United States’ Web site, and before that, he was managing editor of the weekly Houston Press, where he got bit by the food bug by editing the estimable Robb Walsh.
At the Post, Tim will write feature and news stories about restaurants, home cooking, ingredients, trends and other food-related topics for the Food section and other sections, including A1. He will also take charge of this blog, so expect to see some exciting new features roll out.
Tim’s knowledge of the D.C. – and national -- food scene is deep, he’s a joy to work with, and we’re excited to have him on board. He starts Dec. 6.
-- Joe Yonan
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