Government IT media company FedScoop announced June 12 the expansion of its editorial team.
Esteemed editorial leader Wyatt Kash, formerly of InformationWeek Government, joins FedScoop as vice president of content strategy. Award-winning cybersecurity reporter Dan Verton will now serve as editorial director of the company’s flagship news property, FedScoop. Greg Otto, previously with the Washington Business Journal, joins the media company as its technology reporter.
The expansion marks FedScoop’s latest investment in developing an innovative media company with an eye for recruiting some of the leading experts in government IT news.
“I am thrilled to welcome Wyatt Kash to lead and oversee the expansion of our editorial properties as we move into new markets,” said Goldy Kamali, founder & CEO. “As a company we have experienced tremendous continued growth since we started almost 6 years ago, and as a result we have quickly become the industry leader and gold standard for government IT news and events. With the community we have built through FedScoop and StateScoop nationally, we are in a unique position to grow our company into some very exciting new markets. Bringing on skillful editorial leaders like Wyatt, Dan and Greg, marks an important next step in our growth plans.”
MORE ABOUT THE RECENT ADDITIONS:
• Wyatt Kash is the former editor of InformationWeek Government, and has covered government and technology for over a decade. His expertise includes co-leading an AOL start-up team, where he helped create, launch, manage, and market an online news platform aimed at government and tech industries. He is also the recipient of the exclusive 2011 G.D. Crain Award for outstanding contributions to editorial excellence in American business media. Follow him on Twitter @WyattKash
• Dan Verton is stepping into a new role as FedScoop editorial director. Formerly FedScoop’s cyber and national security editor, Verton is a veteran technology journalist with over 20 years of experience. He is the recipient of the 2003 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for News Reporting – the highest award in the country for business trade journalism. Follow him on Twitter @DanielVerton
• Greg Otto is the former digital editor at the Washington Business Journal and news editor for U.S. News & World Report. His career highlights range from a feature interview with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to an in-depth exploration of how DC has been the backbone of the web for over 25 years. Follow him on Twitter @GregOtto
The expansion positions FedScoop for continued editorial leadership in government IT news. Other members of the FedScoop editorial team include:
• Billy Mitchell is FedScoop’s assistant editor. Prior to his current role, he wrote about Washington, D.C.’s startup and technology community. A graduate of NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Mitchell received his master’s degree in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone. Follow him on Twitter @BillyMitchell89
• David Stegon covers state and local government IT for FedScoop’s sister site, Statescoop. He joined FedScoop in 2011 to help stand up the company’s federal coverage. David holds degrees in journalism from Temple University and Columbia University and previously worked for The News & Messenger in Woodbridge, Va., The Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, NJ and was an intern at the Austin American-Statesman in Texas. Follow him on Twitter @DavidStegon
• Jake Williams is FedScoop’s editorial intern. Williams is a contributor to Campaigns & Elections magazine and has had work published in The Huffington Post. Williams is a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in journalism, where he was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Penn. Follow him on Twitter @JakeWilliamsDC
• John Breeden II writes FedScoop’s Technocrat column. Breeden worked for 15 years as the lab director and product reviewer for Government Computer News magazine. Before that he was a crime reporter based in Southern Maryland. Technology articles, reviews and recommendations of his have been published in Stars and Stripes, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Technology, The Sacramento Bee, The Boston Globe, Government Computer News, Up Front New Mexico and many others. In addition to several American Society of Business Publication Editors awards, his articles have also twice earned the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Gold Medal, one of the highest honors given to a member of the trade press.
• Dena Levitz is a regular feature contributor to FedScoop. Dena is an award-winning journalist with 10 years of experience as a writer, editor and digital media innovator. She’s worked as a staff writer for the Augusta Chronicle covering transportation and crime and then for the Washington Examiner reporting on efforts by then-chancellor Michelle Rhee to reform D.C. schools. Dena’s freelance credits include The Atlantic Cities, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, PBS Mediashift, Washington City Paper, Bloomberg News, Narratively, NetNewsCheck and Northern Virginia Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @thatsledes