Former Washington Post Style editor Ned Martel is leaving the paper to join the writing team at Ryan Murphy Television — “a West Coast gig that promises more edge than Washington can offer,” says the Post memo announcing Martel’s departure. Ryan Murphy is creator of “Glee,” “The New Normal,” “American Horror Story,” and other shows.
From: Jennifer Crandell
Date: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Subject: Staff News: Ned Martel to the West Coast
To: NEWS – All Newsroom
After a dynamic stint both editing and writing, Ned Martel is leaving The Post for a West Coast gig that promises more edge than Washington can offer up. He will be moving to Los Angeles to join the writing team at Ryan Murphy Television, the creative minds behind “Glee” and “American Horror Story” among other projects.
In partnership with Lynn Medford, Ned oversaw Style for two years, and steered feature writers and critics toward the provocative, the undiscovered and the unorthodox. He spotted new talent, including Jason Horowitz, and helped guide the staff’s graceful turn toward digital that Frances continues to build on today.
For the past year, Ned focused on his own writing, looking toward those with status or wealth or an interest in attaining it. He often found stories that others hadn’t seen, like the saga of Martin Greenfield, the tailor to presidents and a man who learned to sew in Nazi death camps.
We wish Ned the best in Hollywood and hope he flourishes in prime time.