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'L.A. Times' D.C. Bureau Chief McManus Becomes Columnist

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'L.A. Times' D.C. Bureau Chief McManus Becomes Columnist

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Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau Chief Doyle McManus is leaving his post to become a Times Op-Ed columnist, the paper revealed in a release today.

"McManus joined The Times in 1978, is one of Washington's best-known and most respected journalists and will now command an Opinion section platform from which to observe the nation's capital," the release said.

"It's been my great pleasure to work with Doyle for many years and to appreciate his superb journalistic judgment," Editorial Pages Editor Jim Newton said in a statement. "He is one of The Times great souls and his keen analysis and graceful writing will now bring an important voice to our Opinion section."

"During his Time tenure, Doyle McManus has reported from Los Angeles, Tehran, Beirut, Central America, New York and Washington. He was State Department correspondent and then White House correspondent before becoming Washington bureau chief in 1996 and is one of the most decorated journalists in the profession," the release added. "He has won a Pulitzer and written three books, along with having recently been a moderator for the Jan. 31, 2008, The Times/CNN debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. …

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