Professional Bio

Joseph Weber has more than 20 years experience in journalism, communications and media.

He is now a Capitol Hill reporter for the Washington Times. Weber was the Times’ continuous news editor in 2009 and early 2010. He joined the paper in 2002 and served as its metropolitan desk editor from 2006 to 2008.

Prior to joining the Times, he was an editor for Gannett newspapers, a Capitol Hill reporter and covered the NFL and NCAA sports for such papers as the Baltimore Sun and the Raleigh News & Observer.

As continuous news editor, Weber’s primary role was covering breaking news for the paper’s high-traffic website, includes assigning reporters, writing stories and creating multi-media packages.

As Metro editor, he led coverage for such major stories as the D.C. snipers, the Virginia Tech massacre and the 2009 inauguration of President Obama. Weber routinely covered Congress, the White House and such major national stories as the Fort Hood shootings and health care reform.

He also is a multi-platform journalist whose breaking-news stories often appear first on such social networks as Facebook and Twitter.

Weber’s reporting and newsroom leadership has led to numerous radio and TV appearances, including ones on C-Span, Canal Plus, KUSI-TV San Diego and CBS News Radio. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill School of Journalism.

Weber attended the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University.