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Townhall’s Managing Editor Leaves The Nest

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Townhall Managing Editor Kevin Glass is leaving the homestead. He’s resigned his position and is headed to the conservative Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity to be Director of Policy Outreach.

Glass’s new position will involve “overseeing opinion efforts” and expanding the center’s relationships with other media organizations.

In the eight years that Glass has been in Washington, his resumé also includes a stint as assistant managing editor at the Washington Examiner. His work has appeared in National Review, The American Spectator and The Atlantic.

Glass is, like many people who get new jobs, EXCITED.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining the Franklin Center,” said Glass in a release. “They’ve been doing amazing work for a long time and just to be part of the team is a privilege. Interim President Erik Telford and the rest of the leadership team have put Franklin on the forefront of both training young journalists and shaping policy at both the state and national level. I’m thrilled to join the team.”

And they’re THRILLED to have him.

“The Franklin Center is thrilled to add someone with Kevin Glass’s writing talent and experience covering politics and government to our team of journalists and commentators,” said Franklin Center Interim President Erik Telford in a release. “Kevin has an eye for stories and issues that matter, and his voice is well-known and respected by those who follow politics and government. His credibility and his knowledge of the world of political journalism will be an invaluable asset to our mission of exposing waste, fraud, and abuse in government.”

When I interviewed Glass at CPAC in 2013, I gave him a choice of dinner companions: NBC’s Brian Williams, then CNN contributor Roland Martin and FNC’s Megyn Kelly.

His choice? Williams.

“Williams,” Glass replied. “He seems like a smart and fun guy who would be fun to talk to. I think he is one of the more fair-minded mainstream media reporters out there. Would be interesting to know how he came to be and obviously tips on how to succeed as a journalist.”

How suddenly the tide sometimes turns.