The Washington Post has named Michael Falcone as executive producer of Washington Post Live, the publication’s live events arm. “He brings an incredible wealth of ideas and a strong news background to this role,” wrote Kris Coratti, vp of communications and events, in a memo to staff. Falcone brings with him almost a decade of political editing, reporting and writing experience to the role.
Falcone joins May 1 from ABC News, where he has been senior Washington editor, digital, and oversaw ABC News’ digital coverage of the 2016 elections. His previous positions at ABC News, where he has been since 2010, included deputy political director and senior political reporter. Prior to ABC News, Falcone had roles as political editor at The Huffington Post, national politics reporter at Politico and political reporter at The New York Times.
The executive producer role is editorial in scope, and Falcone will be responsible for the Live team and its content, from concept to post-production. Recent live events have included Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan interviewing Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz interviewing DNC chair Tom Perez and an industry/policy panel on infrastructure.