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Meet the New Loose Lips

 

Will Sommer is the New Loose Lips

Washington City Paper has a new Loose Lips columnist: Will Sommer.

If you read City Paper regularly, you already know Sommer's excellent work; over the last year, he's been running our City Desk blog, as well as turning out cover stories and odes to hippos and serving as the Washington Post's self-appointed new ombudsman. He's got a keen eye for public documents and breaking news, and he's already been a diligent watchdog of the Post, which should prepare him well for his new assignment. A native of Houston, he first moved to D.C. to attend Georgetown University in 2006, and his City Paper ties go back almost as long; he was an intern here in 2010. His stories are always sharply observed and entertaining—and that was before he started covering the D.C. Council.

Now we'll be turning him loose on the Wilson Building and its denizens full-time, and we look forward to his witty dispatches from around the District as next year's elections loom. His mission as LL will be to ferret out wrongdoing in government, to let readers know about the deals the big players in town would rather keep secret, to tell the story of the ways power is wielded in District politics, and to make sure City Paper remains a trusted source for news, analysis, and (when called for) attitude about our city's leaders.

To send him news tips, email wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @willsommer or find him by phone at (202) 650-6925.

  • 20011

    Hey, another Georgetown grad fills a plum job. What do you know?

  • skrilla

    Welcome, Will. Please continue Alan's good work rooting out the ongoing criminal enterprise that is One City.

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  • CapCityRecordsPanhandler

    Congratulations. Look forward to coverage of 2014 mayoral race.

  • http://susiecambria.blogspot.com susie cambria

    Congrats, Will!

  • Terry Miller

    I am glad there is a new Loose Lips. The news is just boring without that column.

  • noodlez

    CONGRATS WILLY EARL.

    ONE REQUEST?? CAN WE PLEASE KEEP THE SILLYMON BROWN & MARION BARRY OBSESSION TO A MINIMUM.

    ONE CITY.

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  • truth hurts

    Why is Suderman still tweeting on LL's site? Will, you gotta fix that asap. He's punking you, dude.

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