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'Veteran Journalist' Joins Kerry as Staff at State Department

8:14 AM, Sep 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Under the headline, "Veteran Journalist Douglas Frantz Heading To State Department," Michael Calderone of the Huffington Post reports on one Secretary of State John Kerry's latest hires.

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"Veteran journalist Douglas Frantz is joining the State Department as assistant secretary of state for public affairs, according to a source familiar with the move. An official announcement is expected Tuesday," reports Calderone.

"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, chaired by then-Sen. Kerry (D-Mass.)

"Frantz, who had previously spent more than three decades at publications such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, returned to journalism in May 2012 as The Washington Post’s national security editor."

Calderone, the Huffington Post's media reporter, reminds readers that at least one other journalist is on Kerry's staff at the State Department. "Former Boston Globe politics editor Glen Johnson joined a senior adviser to Kerry earlier this year."

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