Tim Starks joins The Post as writer of Cybersecurity 202 newsletter


Announcement from National Editor Matea Gold, Associate National Editor Phil Rucker, 202 Franchise Editor Dave Clarke and Associate 202 Franchise Editor Paige Cunningham:

We are delighted to announce that Tim Starks will be joining The Washington Post as a writer for the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter. Tim will work closely with researcher Aaron Schaffer to provide insight and analysis to the Washington executive audience on cybersecurity, a subject that is quickly attracting attention and concern across the country.

Tim, who recently covered cybersecurity for CyberScoop as an editor, began writing on the subject for CQ Roll Call in 2003. Most recently, he wrote Politico’s Morning Cybersecurity newsletter from 2015-2020 His work has appeared in The Economist, Foreign Policy and The New Republic. He wrote or contributed to cyber security stories which won three awards this year from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Originally from Evansville, Ind., Tim graduated from the University of Southern Indiana and wrote for his hometown Evansville Press as his first full-time journalism job. He then served as Statehouse bureau chief for the merger of Evansville Courier & Press before establishing the Washington bureau of the New York Sun. He was a Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star and reported for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other newspapers while interning at the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. He also won the 2009 National Press Club Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, as well as Editors’ Honors from the Indiana Associated Press and the Hoosier State Press Association.

Tim founded The Queensberry Rules Boxing Blog, once dubbed “the best boxing blog” by the Wall Street Journal and considered one of the top 25 blogs of 2013 by Time magazine; his thoughts on sports have been quoted in publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times. He lives with his beloved cat, Dr. Julius “Jules” Jonas Jonah Jameson.

Please join us in congratulating Tim on his new role. It starts July 18.

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