Politico Had a Black Reporter. Now They Don't.

Nia-Malika Henderson will be covering the First Family for the Washington Post.


Politico's only Black reporter is pulling up stakes for the Washington Post

Nia-Malika Henderson, the only African American reporter at Politico, the buzz-creating Washington Web site and newspaper, is leaving for the Washington Post, the Post announced to staffers on Thursday.

"Nia will focus her reporting on the First Family, and mine the intersection of politics and culture in Washington. What is going on in this town that is new and different since the Obama administration arrived? What are the key friendships that help explain the Obamas’ lives in the federal city? Nia will explore political relationships, social Washington, and the connections between those in power and those who seek it," said a note from Kevin Merida, the Post's national editor, and Marilyn Thompson, politics and government editor.

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