Associated Press D.C. Bureau Chief Leaves For National Journal

Ron Fournier, who has headed the Associated Press Washington, D.C., bureau since 2008, is leaving to oversee the National Journal Group.

“Fournier, in the newly-created position, will oversee several D.C.-insider publications owned by Atlantic Media, including National Journal magazine,, The Hotline, Congress Daily and the Almanac of American Politics," Yahoo News stated. “Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley, in a statement, described Fournier as one of the 'handful of finest political reporters and editors who have worked Washington--maybe ever.'"

A.P. issued a statement on the move, declaring: “We wish Ron well in his new endeavor. He has been a strong leader of AP's comprehensive White House and Washington coverage. Many of his contributions will be carried on by the leaders in the Washington bureau, who will continue to provide a competitive news report that is unmatched in breaking news and enterprise reporting.”