New Fairfax Extra- and Blog- Editor Announced
The Post announced that Steve Fehr, Fairfax Extra editor, will be heading to a new job as an assistant Virginia editor at The Post's main newsroom in Northwest Washington.
Fehr will be replaced by Bob Samsot, currently an assistant city editor. Samsot lives across the street from the Fairfax news bureau in Fairfax City, so he won't have a bad commute. More details about Samsot are below.
Fehr will oversee The Post's coverage of local government in Northern Virginia. A start date has not been announced but the change should occur pretty soon.
Samsot to Edit Fairfax Extra
We are pleased to announce that Bob Samsot will be the next editor of the Fairfax Extra. A veteran, all-around pro, Bob has made his mark in more than six years on the City Desk overseeing general assignment reporters. He has planned and executed our coverage of major protests and events on the Mall, including last year's presidential inauguration, and played a significant role in covering the anthrax attacks. A gracious colleague and especially skillful text editor, Bob has overseen many memorable stories and features that got our readers inside the city and its neighborhoods.
A resident of Fairfax, Bob wants to bring the same passion that he displayed for District coverage to the Extra and its new blog. He's got some great ideas about getting into the community and building on the success of our most-read Extra. Bob succeeds Steve Fehr, who is moving downtown to become an assignment editor on the Virginia desk.
Robert J. McCartney
Assistant managing editor- Metro
By Steve Fehr |
January 24, 2006; 1:43 PM ET
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