June 22, 2007
Cragg Hines is retiring

Looks like the Chron is going to need another DC-based columnist.

FishbowlDC has learned that Houston Chronicle Washington columnist (and former Houston Chronicle D.C. Bureau Chief) Cragg Hines is retiring after 35 years with the paper. A Gridiron fixture, Hines has become one of the great Washington monuments in the journalism community. He is leaving at the end of July.

I suppose they could just leave his position vacant, and let Julie Mason pick up the slack. I'd rather they give someone else a shot at it. Either way, Happy Retirement, Cragg.

(And feel free to keep blogging afterwards. You'll be able to say stuff you might've felt uncomfortable about before. Believe me, that would be a good thing.)

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 22, 2007 to Other punditry

Retiring? As the old joke goes - how could they tell? He's nothing but shill for Demos.

Posted by: G-Man on June 25, 2007 8:37 AM