Wil Haygood, a towering narrative writer for the Washington Post‘s Style section, is taking a new job within the Post. After finishing up some outstanding Style assignments, he’ll be heading to the National desk’s enterprise team, which is headed up by Pulitzer winner David Finkel.
According to a Post memo: “Wil will train his unique voice on the turbulent political landscape, the fragile economy, and the social and cultural changes that have gone unchronicled in America.” Boy, that sounds almost like a nut graph from an enterprise story itself—-just tack on an anecdotal lede, and we’ll be ready for A01!
Full memo after the jump!
We are pleased to announce that Wil Haygood, one of journalism’s most gifted storytellers, will join the National Enterprise team headed by David Finkel.
Wil will train his unique voice on the turbulent political landscape, the fragile economy, and the social and cultural changes that have gone unchronicled in America. Wil’s work in Style, his current home, and elsewhere in The Post is well known to his colleagues and to our readers.
From Hurricane Katrina to a father’s fear for his Haitian family, from Alabama logger Clarence “Sunnyman” Primm to former White House butler Eugene Allen, Wil has brought originality and vividness to the subjects he has touched.
We expect Wil’s byline will continue to appear on the front page, in Style, and anywhere else stories can be told. He will join us as soon as he completes remaining Style assignments.
Kevin (Merida) David (Finkel)