It's a thrill for me to be joining the staff at the Lexington Herald-Leader, and I'm honored to be joining such a wonderful community.
After growing up in Owensboro and graduating from Western Kentucky University, I've spent more than a decade covering national politics from the campaign trail to the White House. No matter where I've been, whether it was the diners of New Hampshire or in the skies aboard Air Force One, Kentucky has always been with me.
Former University of Kentucky basketball coach Tubby Smith was right last Friday night when he said at his induction to the Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame: "You may leave Kentucky, but Kentucky never leaves you."
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