BOSTON (AP) — A veteran Massachusetts political reporter is joining John Kerry's staff as prepares to become the nation's next secretary of state.
Glen Johnson, politics editor at Boston.com and The Boston Globe, said he will work on Kerry's senior staff at the State Department.
Johnson said his duties will include communicating Kerry's foreign policy vision and priorities to international and domestic audiences and traveling with Kerry as he represents President Obama and the administration.
During nearly three decades in journalism, Johnson has also worked at The Sun of Lowell, the City News Bureau of Chicago, The Salem News and The Associated Press.
Kerry's resignation becomes official Friday.