Associated Press veteran Sandy Johnson joined The Center for Public Integrity as managing editor for politics and government, where she will oversee coverage of campaign finance, lobbying, politics, political ethics, and federal agencies.
Johnson had been producing state news content for AARP Bulletin. Prior to that, she spent nearly 30 years at AP, serving as its Washington bureau chief from 1998-2008.
CPI executive director William E. Buzenberg said:
Sandy knows how Washington works and where the backroom deals are made. She has sterling editorial instincts and proven leadership skills, and I’m thrilled to have her joining our expanding newsroom.
Executive editor John Solomon added:
Sandy Johnson has taught a generation of reporters to follow the money in Washington, and her arrival at the Center at the dawn of a 2012 presidential election that is poised to be played by the wild west rules of the Watergate era is exciting.
And Johnson said:
I am excited and honored to join the Center for Public Integrity, which pioneered the nonprofit investigative journalism path that others are now emulating. The Center’s track record for holding governments here and abroad accountable is unparalleled.