Image by Eleventh Earl of Mar via FlickrVeteran Washington, D.C. newsman and former TIME Magazine scribe Matthew Cooper has been named Managing Editor of The National Journal.
The Atlantic-Media owned Journal lured Cooper away from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission for whom he was writing a book about the nation's economic collapse. Cooper is forever linked with former New York Times writer Judith Miller as the two journalists held in contempt of court for their initial refusal to testify in the Valerie Plame leaks case that ultimately sent Dick Cheney's & Karl Rove's loyal aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby to the hoosegow. Cooper utlimately appeared before the Grand Jury and also testified at Libby's trial.
Besides TIME, Cooper has toiled for Newsweek, The New Republic and Washington Monthly.