Ryan Teague Beckwith, the driving force behind the N&O’s Under the Dome column/blog, is leaving to join the Roll Call organization in Washington, DC. Those of us in North Carolina who need and want political and state government news will miss the big daily fix he provided over the last two years.
Dome will continue with several good N&O and Charlotte Observer reporters, but it was Beckwith who provided a distinct flavor to the blog without letting his own personality get in the way of delivering up-to-date and interesting political news...
Beckwith is a talented reporter and blogger. His move to Roll Call is definitely a career advancement, not a desperate jumping-off-a-sinking-ship move.