After more than a half a decade as police headquarters bureau chief for The New York Times, Al Baker has vacated the mouse-infested reporters’ “shack” at One Police Plaza, making way for some rare new blood at the Times.
On Monday, he was succeeded by Wendy Ruderman, who was hired away from the Philadelphia Daily News for the post early last month. The self-described “pint-size” investigative reporter won a 2010 Pulitzer for her reporting on a corrupt narcotics unit in the Philadelphia Police Department.
Mr. Baker has moved to the public education beat, Joseph Goldstein will continue representing the Times in the shack, along with Ms. Ruderman. Read More