8 a.m. - Washington Continent
Publisher Robert "Rob" Redding Jr. today announced that journalist
and editor Henry J. Brier will become the executive editor of the
publication, ending a more than two month national search.
Brier, who has worked as a reporter for the
Washington Times, the Prince George's Journal and the Daily Times in
Salisbury, will be joining the nonpartisan independent publication
as executive editor, effective next week, Redding said.
"We are proud to have Henry, a fine journalist and friend who I
worked with during my time at the Journal, at the top of one of our fastest-growing news
properties," Redding said. "The Washington Continent is already
telling a clearer, more concise story about the District and I
believe that Henry will further sharpen the organization's news
Brier holds a journalism and history BA from the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a politics MA from George
Washington University. He recently completed a contract at the World
Bank - where he edited, wrote and translated economic and public
"Serving as The Washington Continent's executive
editor represents a valuable opportunity to combine efforts with a
hard-working journalist, a trusted colleague and a good friend I've
known since coming to D.C. years ago," Brier said. "I look forward
to working with Rob and the strong staff in the never-ending pursuit
and generation of newsy, hard-hitting stories."
Brier replaces Marlene L. Johnson, who
left the publication in April.
also editor of the online newspaper's sister publication Redding News
Review, a role Redding has reclaimed.
The Continent, a general interest,
continuously updated Web site covering politics in and around
Washington, D.C., began covering politics from a nonpartisan,
independent perspective on July 30, since becoming an active URL on
late July 3.
Since its inception, the online newspaper's reporters
have been credited for their outstanding election coverage
by ABC News, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Boston Globe and
The Continent is owned by Redding Communications, Inc. (RCI).