Biskupic hired by Reuters to be legal affairs editor-at-large

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TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Joan Biskupic, who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court and other legal issues for USA Today and the Washington Post, has been hired by Reuters as legal affairs editor-in-charge.

Her position, which will be in Washington, will be a new one at Reuters, and she will focus on enterprising stories on all things legal, from the Supreme Court to Capitol Hill and beyond. She will start Feb. 21.

Also, Biskupic will look beyond day-to-day developments to identify trends, provide analysis and produce enterprise journalism that sheds new light on the legal system and on the impact of the law on life in the United States.

Before joining USA Today in 2000, Biskupic spent eight years at the Washington Post. She also worked from 1989 to 1992 for Congressional Quarterly. She has written biographies on Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Antonin Scalia.

Biskupic holds a J.D. from Georgetown University, a master’s in English from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s in journalism from Marquette University.