National Public Radio announced recently that Jessica Taylor, a 2007 Furman graduate, will come on board to bolster its new political blog. Taylor, who joined The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., as a campaign editor last January, will be NPR’s lead writer for the political blog. She begins those new duties in May, according to Adweek. Taylor was a political science major at Furman and served as editor of The Paladin, the school newspaper. She has also worked for MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd,” The Rothenberg Political Report, National Journal’s House Race Hotline and POLITICO.