Matt Zapotosky named a prison justice editor for Metro

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Announcement from Native Editor Mike Semel and Deputy Native Editor Maria Glod:

We’re thrilled to announce that Matt Zapotosky will develop into a prison justice editor on the Metro desk.

Matt has had an unimaginable six–yr run masking the Justice Division, the place his deep sourcing and tireless work ethic have led to a number of scoops for The Publish, most notably that Particular Counsel Robert Mueller III would examine former president Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

Along with his scoops, Matt is also a considerate enterprise reporter. He has written notable deep dives, together with a rigorously reported story about sexual assault allegations towards outstanding appeals court docket decide Alex Kozinski and the gorgeous revelation about regulation enforcement officers seizing $87,000 from a onetime Marine after a minor site visitors cease.

This modifying promotion marks a homecoming for Matt. He got here to The Publish as a summer time intern in 2007 and lined cops and courts in Southern Maryland (La Plata) earlier than transferring to the identical beat in Prince George’s County and later settling in on the federal courthouse in Alexandria.

Matt has knocked on numerous doorways, lined scores of high-profile trials and jumped on a number of the nation’s largest breaking information tales. That have and his calm demeanor make him notably well-suited for an modifying function. He and Lynh Bui have some artistic concepts on enhancing native regulation enforcement protection.

Matt is a local of Ohio and graduated from Ohio College with a journalism diploma. He’s an avid sports activities fan (each posting of his inner strikes has talked about his Detroit Lions fandom, exhibiting an irrational however endearing loyalty).

Please be a part of us in congratulating Matt on his transfer to modifying. He begins subsequent week.