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Tom Hamburger, Former Los Angeles Times Reporter, Joins The Washington Post

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Former Los Angeles Times reporter Tom Hamburger has joined the Washington Post's National staff.

Post editors sent staffers a memo announcing the news on Thursday. Hamburger, who joins the Post from the LA Times' Washington bureau, has also worked for the Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Post editors described Hamburger's upcoming assignments regarding campaign finance. "He will find an enthusiastic home at The Post, where we look forward to him exploring the growing role of outside money in presidential politics and many other aspects of the campaign and power in Washington," the memo stated.

The Post newsroom has experienced a few staff changes in recent months. Managing editor Raju Narisetti left the paper to join the Wall Street Journal just last week. Four Post staffers left the National desk in late December. The Times has also undergone newsroom changes. Last month, executive editor Russ Stanton left the paper.

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