May 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm EDT | by WBadmin
Washington Blade announces hiring of new reporter

Washington, D.C. — The Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest LGBT newspaper, announced today the hiring of a new reporter to join its award-winning editorial team.

Michael Lavers, who has extensive experience working in LGBT media, joins the Blade effective May 17 as a reporter covering local and national news of interest to the LGBT community.

“We conducted an extensive search for this new position and are thrilled to have Michael join the Blade,” said editor Kevin Naff. “His knowledge of D.C., experience in LGBT media and strong writing and reporting skills are a perfect fit for us.”

“I am honored and privileged to join the Washington Blade editorial team,” Lavers said. “The Blade has been at the heart of the LGBT rights movement for more than four decades, and I am grateful for the opportunity to bring my experience and voice to this important community institution.”

Lavers has worked as national news editor for Edge Media Network and as managing editor of the Fire Island News. He has nearly 10 years of reporting and editing experience.

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Visit for more information.

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