Bought-Out New York Times Banking Reporter Eric Dash Lands at Treasury Department

will make banking reporting easier for future <em>New York Times</em> banking reporters

Former New York Times banking reporter Eric Dash has taken a job in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s communications department.

A tipster forwarded us this message, posted to his Facebook account:

“Some of you have asked me about my next move. I’m excited to report that I’ve joined the Treasury Department as a Senior Advisor for Policy and Communications. In this new role, I will be working with the public affairs team to help drive the Treasury’s ongoing efforts to provide fact-based, data-driven content on the Administration’s economic policies. I’ve always been interested in public service and can’t think of a more relevant and interesting job at such a critical time for our country.”

Mr. Dash, who won a 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for his coverage of Citibank and the roots of the financial crisis, took one of the company buyouts offered to print reporters late last year.

At the time, he told friends and colleagues:

‘Friends, I wanted to let you know that after eight years at The New York Times, I am leaving the newspaper. I’ve had an amazing run covering the banks and the financial crisis, but I am now looking forward to a new challenge. It’s been an extraordinary privilege to work for The Times, and to have been on such an important beat at such an important moment.

“‘I’ve also been fortunate to have such a rich experience so early in my professional life. That’s why I’m convinced that now is the right time for me to take a risk and try something entirely different. I am excited about what lies ahead for me as I move into the next phase of my career, and I plan to take some time to explore. But I do hope that we will stay in touch.’”

Mr. Dash is relocating to Washington, D.C. for the gig.