Oct 5, 2010 9:20 PM by Alison Haynes
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Robert Travis Scott has been named
president of the Public Affairs Research Council, an independent,
nonprofit research and public policy organization in Louisiana.
Scott is currently chief of The Times-Picayune's Baton Rouge
bureau. He replaces Jim Brandt, who announced in July that he will
retire at the end of 2010 after 11 years as PAR head and a 40-year
career in governmental research and administration.
Scott has supervised The Times-Picayune's state government and
political coverage since December 2002. Previously, he was the
newspaper's Money section editor for six years.
In the early 1990s Scott was the business editor and columnist
for The Greenville News in South Carolina. In the 1980s, he worked
for an international relations organization in Washington, D.C.