Veteran journalist Glen Johnson, who is currently Boston.com's political editor, is leaving the news site to become a senior adviser at the State Department.
“This is an unexpected opportunity," Johnson told the Boston Globe. "All I’ve ever wanted to do — since junior high school — and have done professionally — is be a news reporter. But this chance to serve the country and Secretary Kerry at such a tumultuous time, as well as work in foreign affairs and travel the world, was too compelling an opportunity to pass up."
Johnson has been politics editor at boston.com since January 2011, according to the Globe, and also wrote a weekly column.