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Harry Jaffe
Harry Jaffe began his reporting career with the Rutland (VT) Herald in 1974. He covered local politics, statewide agriculture and the Vermont Legislature.

He came to Washington in 1978 to work as press secretary for Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. After less than a year, he signed on with States News Service, where he served as Washington correspondent for California newspapers, such as the San Francisco Examiner.
   
In 1986, after teaching journalism in Rome for American University, Jaffe became a staff writer for Regardie’s, a Washington-based business and political magazine. He specialized in local reporting.

Jaffe co-authored Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, D.C. (Simon & Schuster, 1994) with WRC-TV reporter Tom Sherwood. It remains the definitive tale of Marion Barry’s rise and fall, from 1965 to 1994.

Jaffe became a National Editor for The Washingtonian in 1990. He covers crime, business, sports and politics. He has won numerous awards for investigative stories and feature writing. His monthly column on the Washington Post -- Post Watch -- has developed into a regular column on Washington media for washingtonian.com.
                  
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