Who is Dave Weigel? | The Sun
DAVE Weigel made headlines in June 2022 after he was suspended from The Washington Post.
Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a journalist and author.
Who is Dave Weigel?
Born September 26, 1981, Dave Weigel, 40, is known as an American journalist who hails from Wilmington, Delaware.
Since 2015, he has worked for The Washington Post, and he is also a contributing editor for Reason magazine.
Prior to that, he was a political reporter for Slate and Bloomberg Politics.
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In 2004, Weigel received a journalism and political science degree from Northwestern University.
"My classmate who won all the journalism awards quit journalism to go to law school. The whole place was like that, actually,"Weigel wrote on his LinkedIn page.
Why was Dave Weigel suspended from The Washington Post?
On June 6, 2022, it was revealed that Weigel was suspended from The Washington Post for one month without pay, according to CNN.
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The decision reportedly stems from a Twitter incident after Weigel was caught retweeting a sexist joke.
A spokesperson for The Post declined to comment to CNN, citing a need for privacy regarding personnel matters, but the outlet notes that Weigel's work email replies with an out-of-office message saying he will return on July 5.
CNN notes that several employees of The Post confronted Weigel on an internal company Slack channel about the tweet, which led to a statement by national editor Matea Gold.
"I just want to assure all of you that The Post is committed to maintaining a respectful workplace for everyone. We do not tolerate demeaning language or actions," the message said, according to CNN.
The Post's chief spokesperson, Kris Coratti later released a statement to the press, writing, "Editors have made clear to the staff that the tweet was reprehensible and demeaning language or actions like that will not be tolerated."
On June 3, Weigel took to Twitter to apologize for his actions.
"I just removed a retweet of an offensive joke. I apologize and did not mean to cause any harm," he wrote.
According to CNN, the controversial retweet was written by YouTuber Cam Harless, who said, "Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it's polar or sexual."
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Is Dave Weigel married?
Despite a high-profile career, little information is available on Weigel's personal life.
At this time, it remains unclear if the journalist is married.
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