Brianne Pfannenstiel promoted to be the Des Moines Register’s chief politics reporter

Brianne Pfannenstiel has been promoted to become the Des Moines Register’s chief politics reporter.

In her new job, Pfannenstiel will cover all things politics — from the 2018 Iowa governor’s race and congressional midterms to the important decisions of the Iowa presidential caucuses.

Pfannenstiel has worked for the Register since February 2015, covering four legislative sessions, a multitude of presidential campaigns in the 2016 caucus cycle and, most recently, the governor’s race.

“Having worked with Brianne, I know she will excel at this job,” said Rachel Stassen-Berger, the Register’s politics editor. “Although it is cliché to say, it…

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