10/16/2013 11:42 am ET Updated Dec 16, 2013

Washington Post Announces Adam Goldman Hire

The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that Adam Goldman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigatve reporter, was leaving the Associated Press for The Washington Post.

The Post announced the move internally in a Wednesday morning staff memo obtained by HuffPost. In the memo, Post editors said they "sometimes scrambled to match his reporting -- and now we're thrilled to have him."

The full Post memo is below:

We are very pleased to announce that Adam Goldman, one of the country's premier investigative reporters, will join The Washington Post to cover counter-terrorism and other national security issues. We've sometimes scrambled to match his reporting -- and now we're thrilled to have him.

Adam was part of the AP team that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for coverage of the NYPD's counter-terrorism programs, including the department's surveillance of Muslim communities. That work led to a recently published book, "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," which he co-wrote with the AP's Matt Apuzzo.

Adam has been an AP reporter for 11 years, developing a reputation for aggressive, probing and scoopy reporting that has prompted more than one leak investigation. Among his more intrepid finds was Levi Johnston -- then the fiancé of Bristol Palin -- from whom he elicited the historic quote: "At first, I was nervous, then I was like, 'Whatever.'"

Before joining the AP, he worked at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville and The Birmingham News in Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Adam lives in the District with his wife, Allison Goldman, and two children, Gideon and Clea (short for Themistoclea).

His first day will be Dec. 2. Please join us in welcoming him to The Post.