National Journal is expanding the role of Global Security Newswire's Elaine Grossman, creating a new, more senior position for her at GSN -- executive editor and senior correspondent -- and also naming her special correspondent for National Journal. An Atlantic Media publication, GSN features groundbreaking news coverage related to weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and international security, as well as daily round-ups and analysis of some of the most important news of the day.
"We are making this move in recognition of Elaine's sterling reputation and award-winning journalism," said Ron Fournier, editorial director of National Journal. "This 'player-coach' role will give Elaine the freedom to pursue scoops and hard-hitting enterprise reporting, while leading the five-person staff by example."
Grossman is a veteran national security and foreign affairs reporter whose articles have won 14 national journalism awards over the past dozen years, including top honors from the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative, analytical, online, and breaking-news reporting. Among those are four reporting prizes earned at GSN for trail-blazing stories: revealing security violations by U.S. nuclear industry giant GE-Hitachi, Obama Cabinet infighting over nuclear-arms policy, and U.S. Army reticence to train for a controversial WMD-response mission.
In 2009, Atlantic Media recognized her "terrain mastery" with its highest editorial prize, the Chairman's Award.
Grossman's articles have appeared in publications around the country, including U.S. News and World Report, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald and several others. In 2003, she reported from combat headquarters in Kuwait during the opening weeks of the Iraq war and wrote an award-winning piece about what she observed during a yearlong stint as a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Global Security Newswire is published independently by National Journal, under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
Grossman will oversee a strong reporting staff. Just this week, GSN senior reporter Doug Guarino won top honors at the SPJ Washington Dateline Awards for a 2012 piece on a U.S. move to weaken health standards for nuclear contamination.
Grossman assumes her new role this week.
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