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Jonathan Capehart. (Photo: Aspen Institute.)

New Jerseyan replaces Shields on PBS NewsHour

By David Wildstein, January 05 2021 9:17 am

All roads lead to New Jersey.

Jonathan Capehart, named yesterday to replace Mark Shields on the PBS NewsHour, grew up in Hazlet and in Newark.

Capehart worked for the New York Daily News and served on their editorial board when the newspaper endorsed Gov. Christine Todd Whitman for re-election in 1997, Jon Corzine for U.S. Senate in 2000, and Frank Lautenberg for Senate in 2002.

The Daily News editorial board won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999.

He’s been with the Washington Post since 2007.

“Following a giant like Mark Shields and becoming part of the ‘PBS NewsHour’ family is a double honor,” Capehart said.  “And I can’t think of a better person with whom to hash out the future of our nation and our politics than David Brooks.”

Shields retired last year after 33 years as a PBS NewsHour political analyst.  He’ll share a segment with David Brooks, a New York Times columnist.

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