Outsider comes inside

By David Murray, Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day

An outsider just went inside, and his new boss appreciates the sacrifice. Being a news reporter is “all I’ve ever wanted to do,” said Boston.com politics editor Glen Johnson, who after 27 years in journalism just joined new Secretary of State John Kerry to handle strategic communications.

“I know it was not an easy decision for him to turn a page after thirty years of journalism for a chapter in public service,” Kerry said, “but he does so for the same reasons he became a journalist in the first place. He’s not a partisan. He just cares about the quality of our dialogue and he cares about our country and he’ll contribute to both of them. I’ll be lucky to have him at my side in this endeavor.”

Godspeed, Glen Johnson.

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