In another sign of troubled times for the Washington Post, Kim Hart announced today she will be leaving the paper. For the past year, Hart offered Beltway readers the inside scoop on Washington’s technology community. Hart delivered news of her departure in today’s final Download column:
“I have enjoyed connecting the dots between these worlds [Washington technology community] for the past year. I will continue to watch with great interest as Washington’s technology community evolves, but I will not be writing about it in this column. This will be my last Download column as I pursue a new career opportunity. I have enjoyed getting to know the spirited entrepreneurs, eternally optimistic investors and seasoned technology gurus that make this area’s tech scene so unique. Even in the worst economy in decades, start-ups have been formed and jobs have been found — largely due, I believe, to the camaraderie and enthusiasm of this community.”
Hart’s next stop? The Hill, which covers Congress and the federal agencies. “I start my new gig covering all things tech policy at The Hill in two weeks,” announced Hart on her Facebook page today. “It’s hard to leave all the great people in this newsroom — I’ve learned so much here. But [I’m] excited about new opportunities! Thank you to all of my fabulous Post friends!”
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