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Peter Baker Will Return to US to Cover Trump White House

He was the New York Times's Jerusalem bureau chief.

New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Peter Baker will return to Washington to cover the Trump White House. Baker’s wife, outgoing Politico editor Susan Glasser, made the announcement on Facebook. “Hey guys, the Trump Effect has spread,” Glasser wrote to announce the news.

Glasser says she’ll “work from DC as Politico’s chief international affairs columnist while also consulting with them about editorial innovation initiatives.” Baker hasn’t long been in Jerusalem: His first byline from there came in late August.

In a memo to staff, Times Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller and Washington editor Bill Hamilton list the other members of the Times‘ Trump White House crew: Mark Landler, Michael D. Shear, Julie Davis, Maggie Haberman, and Glenn Thrush, whose hiring from Politico the Huffington Post reported earlier Monday.

The memo notes Thrush’s fedora as well as the fact that he once wrote under the byline “Glenn Thrash” for Guitar World.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.