Blogger Chris Cillizza will be The Washington Post's first Web-based White House reporter. The paper is doubling its staff of full-time White House correspondents from two to four to "cover the incoming Obama Administration."
Following the presidential election, Managing Editor Phil Bennett said that the Internet has "become an integral part of our overall White House coverage and the leading edge of our breaking news coverage."
This appointment marks the first time that the Post has had a Web person as a "core" part of White House coverage.
Bennett added that Cillizza and reporters Anne Kornblut, Mike Shear and Michael Fletcher would replace the two current correspondents
Source: Editor and Publisher