The Breitbart News Network announced today the addition of former National Review reporter Jonathan Strong as Breitbart’s Washington Editor. In this position, Strong will direct all of Breitbart’s political coverage including Big Government while helping the organization continue its aggressive expansion.
Michael Flynn, current Washington Editor, will be the Political Director of a new Super PAC called the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, while remaining a contributor to Breitbart News.
A political reporter for National Review, Strong recently received acclaim for his coverage of the government shutdown. He previously covered the House of Representatives for Roll Call, politics for the Daily Caller, and environmental issues for Inside EPA.
Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon said, “Jonathan Strong’s brand has been built upon aggressive and thorough reporting that drives the narrative. Breitbart News will continue to grow the scale and reach of our political coverage by adding to our current Washington reporters to create a best-in-class team around Jonathan.”
“2013 marked a substantial period of growth and expansion for Breitbart News. Jonathan Strong’s addition signals our intent to continue investing in the kind of talent that can both deliver even more compelling content for our audience-and help Breitbart News drive the political conversation in 2014 and beyond” said Breitbart News President and CEO Larry Solov.
“I’m excited to join an organization that has already experienced incredible growth and look forward to helping take Breitbart’s political coverage to a new level,” said Strong.
Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow believes the addition of Strong is a turning point for Breitbart’s political coverage: “As we look to this year’s mid-term elections and the 2016 Presidential campaign, having someone with Strong’s experience and judgment to work with reporters like Matthew Boyle, Kerry Picket, and Tony Lee will bring a new dimension of focus and quality to our already effective political coverage.”
“I look forward to working with Jonathan as we enter the 2014 cycle and continue the effort to expand Breitbart’s political coverage and impact,” said Flynn. “My four years as Editor of Big Government have been a terrific experience and I am very excited to begin my work as Political Director of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.”
A graduate of Wheaton College, IL, Strong, 30, lives in Alexandria with his wife and daughter.