Obama taps Doug Frantz, former Chicago Tribune reporter for State Department post

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WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Tuesday tapped Douglas Frantz, a former reporter with the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to be the next Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the State Department.

Below, from the White House…

Douglas Frantz, Appointee for Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of State

Douglas Frantz served as the National Security Editor for the Washington Post from 2012 to 2013. He was a Managing Director at Kroll Advisory Solutions from 2011 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Deputy Staff Director and Chief Investigator for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was Senior Writer at Conde Nast Portfolio from 2007 to 2009. From 2003 to 2007, he worked at the LA Times as an investigative reporter before becoming managing editor in charge of news content in 2005. Mr. Frantz worked at the New York Times as a business reporter, investigative reporter, foreign correspondent, and investigations editor from 1994 to 2003. He was a business reporter at the LA Times, and then an investigative reporter in the Washington Bureau from 1987 to 1994. Mr. Frantz was an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune both in Chicago and Washington from 1978 to 1987. He is the author and co-author of non-fiction books covering topics such as nuclear proliferation, urban planning, and bank fraud. Mr. Frantz was a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice and was a member of the New York Times team that received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2002 for coverage of the aftermath of 9/11. He received a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.A. from Columbia University School of Journalism.

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