Bill Sammon Moves to Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner Names Bill Sammon Senior White House Correspondent (DC Examiner)

The Washington Examiner today announced the creation of a national news position — senior White House correspondent — and filled it with award-winning journalist Bill Sammon.

Sammon has been the senior White House correspondent for the Washington Times since 1998, and in that role has traveled extensively throughout the country and abroad with the president and other White House officials. He was with the president on Sept. 11, affording him an exceptional window into this nation’s sudden transformation into a society dealing with terrorism.

Before being assigned to the White House, Sammon served as the national investigative reporter for the Times. He also traveled overseas for several years, reporting on the civil war in Bosnia and critical events in the Middle East for Stars and Stripes.

I’m a big fan of The Examiner, and my assumption is that this is an indication that the paper is solvent — something that I was unsure of — and that its politics are in line with my own. The paper’s editorials are getting more pointed, and while its content still relies heavily on wire reports, staff reporting is increasing and its quality is getting better. And it’s free and readily available in the city, which is nice.

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About Leopold Stotch
“Dr. Leopold Stotch” was the pseudonym of political science professor then at a major research university inside the beltway. He has a PhD in International Relations. He contributed 165 pieces to OTB between November 2004 and February 2006.


  1. John Burgess says:

    Whenever I’m in DC, I’m always happy to read the Examiner. It’s refreshing to find a conservative–but not off the wall, as the Wash Times–paper. And considering that it’s a freebie makes it all the more attractive.