News Story from: 6/24/15
June 24, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Foreign Policy CEO and Editor David Rothkopf today announced two additions to FP’s news team, Dan De Luce and Bill Allison, further expanding the magazine’s coverage of national security and its investigative capabilities.
Rothkopf said he was pleased to be making the announcement because it shows “Our continuing commitment to attracting the very best journalistic talent to help us expand our coverage of the forces shaping global affairs today. Dan and Bill bring exceptional track records and a proven ability to seek out and find important stories even under the most challenging conditions.”
Dan De Luce will start as FP’s chief national security correspondent, focused on the ways the Obama administration crafts and carries out foreign policy. He previously worked as a reporter for Agence France-Presse, where he spent six years covering the Pentagon. Prior to that, Dan wrote for The Guardian from Tehran, until he was expelled by the regime in 2004. In addition to covering the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dan wrote about the wars in former Yugoslavia for Reuters from 1993-1995, and worked as Sarajevo bureau chief after the conflict.
Bill Allison will be FP’s chief investigative reporter, leading a new push into deep-dive projects examining the way that money — particularly from foreign governments, companies, and individuals — shapes policy in Washington. In his previous job at the Sunlight Foundation, he reported how then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert personally profited from earmarks, wrote about the U.S. lobbyists who helped tax haven jurisdictions and their biggest clients stave off a congressional effort to bring more transparency to the offshore world, covered the rise of super PACs and even coined the phrase “dark money.” He helped Sunlight build a series of reporting tools, including Political Party Time, the only public source of information on the fundraising of members of Congress, presidential candidates and others, and the Foreign Lobbyist Influence Tracker, which digitized records filed with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
Prior to joining Sunlight, Bill worked for the Center for Public Integrity, where he co-authored The Cheating of America with Charles Lewis, was senior editor of The Buying of the President 2000 and co-editor of the New York Times bestseller The Buying of the President 2004. He edited projects on topics ranging from the role of international arms smugglers and private military companies in failing states around the world to the rise of section 527 organizations in American politics. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he got his start at the Philadelphia Inquirer alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele.
De Luce and Allison will report to FP’s News team leadership of Yochi Dreazen, managing editor for news, and Lara Jakes, deputy managing editor for news.