I had posted this question under "academic-writing" and on there someone believes that it might be called "attribution". Can anyone confirm if this is correct or where I can find a reference?
I'm curious to know if this style of writing (pattern) has a name. They can sometimes take up almost a full paragraph giving background about a specific person or subject when introducing them into an article.
"At the Saturday briefing, Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, co-author of the critically acclaimed book "XYZ", told us that..."