There’s no way to sugarcoat this — the NYT is losing one of its key campaign reporters as Ashley Parker goes to work for The Washington Post.
She will join the outlet’s White House team.
“Ashley is a seasoned political reporter whose work we have long admired,” National editor Scott Wilson and Senior Politics editor Steven Ginsberg said in an announcement. “Her stories are filled with sharp observations and behind-the-scenes reporting, and they are always delivered in her engaging, masterful writing style. Ashley also has a deep understanding of the ways of Washington that will be critical to covering the Trump administration.”
Parker began with the NYT right out of college 11 years ago. She was NYT lefty columnist Maureen Dowd‘s research assistant.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, she received harsh treatment when a story she wrote bore the headline, “Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Find Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails.” Except this is exactly what Donald Trump said. So her critics were being ridiculous on this front. Crowenation laughably caller her report “journalistic larceny.” The site wrote that Trump was obviously just joking even though that wasn’t at all clear.
Parker is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who grew up in Bethesda, Md.
Her starting date is January 3.