Robert Costa, the National Review reporter whose blow-by-blow reporting on Republican squabbling during the government shutdown earned praise from all corners of the media universe, has taken a job as National Political Reporter at The Bezos Post. Costa has been serving as the Washington Editor at National Review and before that worked at the Wall Street Journal. New York magazine dubbed him the “Golden Boy of the Shutdown” for his reporting, and he’s also been recognized for his coverage of the fiscal cliff negotiations and the 2012 presidential campaign. Editors Cameron Barr, Anne Kornblut and Steven Ginsberg made the announcement in a memo to staff today. Costa starts work on January 6.
The Revolving Door
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s DC Bureau Chief Bill Lambrecht is heading to Hearst Newspapers as an investigative reporter in their Washington Bureau. In his more than three decades in journalism, Lambrecht has covered national politics and natural resources. He is also the author of two books -Dinner at the New Gene Cafe and Big Muddy Blues. Lambrecht’s new position was announced today by Hearst‘s DC Bureau Chief David McCumber in a press release.
Peter Beinart is leaving The Daily Beast for Atlantic Media. The “liberal Jewish blogger” (a bit on the nose, don’t ya think, Byers?) will be contributing to both the National Journal‘s magazine and TheAtlantic.com, according to National Journal spokeswoman Emma Angerer.
This follows on the heels of the inimitable Tina Brown‘s exit from The Beast in September, and the October massacre of more than two dozen writers and editors. Andrew Sullivan (who apparently is moving to DC -welcome back, old chap!) exited earlier this year.
Now taking bets on how long before Barry Diller is doing his own reporting and changing the light bulbs.
Barry L. Ritholtz joins Bloomberg View as a columnist covering finance, the economy, and the business world writ large. Ritholtz runs the finance blog The Big Picture, and also works as a money manager. He has been a professional market strategist, specializing in quantitative and behavioral analyses of markets and the economy. His approaches are both as a witty and iconoclastic contrarian.
“Barry brings a singular and authoritative voice to our core business coverage,” said David Shipley, the senior executive editor of Bloomberg View. “We’re thrilled that he’s decided to make View his new home.”
Ritholtz studied mathematics and physics at Stony Brook University, where he also earned an undergraduate degree in political science. He has a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He worked briefly as an attorney before pursuing a career in finance. He launched The Big Picture blog in 2003.
Good morning Washington! Meet Patrick Tutwiler – actor, comedian and writer. You may have seen one of his stand up acts around the District, or more recently, caught him in the Discovery ID series “Evil Kin.” But now he’s tackling a new role — one that couples his quick wit and unique perspectives with a personal passion for politics and incurable addiction to the news.
So without further burying the lede, it’s my pleasure to introduce Patrick Tutwiler as the new editor of FishbowlDC. You’ll get to know him in the coming days and weeks but in true Fishbowl fashion we’re kicking things off with an FBDC Interview. Read on for more and feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with tips, ideas, advice or to join me in congratulating him on taking the plunge.
Describe yourself in haiku .
Too much time online
Formidable RISK player
This makes me a nerd?
You’ve been chosen as the new host of CNN’s Reliable Sources. Provide the bookers with a wish list of four guests:
- Jeff Bezos, because seriously, WTF is gunna happen with the Post???
- Nate Silver, to discuss his, ahem, complicated relationship with his NYT colleagues.
- Chelsea Handler, because she’s built a media empire and isn’t done yet.
- Matt Drudge, because, hey, as long as we’re wishing for things…
What three words describe your editorial vision for FBDC: Inform, Entertain, Engage.
Who should TIME make 2013 Person of the Year? Edward Snowden. In one year he’s provoked public outrage over government spying, scuttled a diplomatic rapprochement with Russia, prompted Congressional hearings, frayed European alliances, flaunted the law, and thwarted the will of an American President –and he got away with it.
If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be? Why? Cheerwine, because have you tried Cheerwine? It’s like Coke but Southern. And better.
You’re developing a signature scent. What would you call the cologne? Pale by Patrick Tutwiler
Who or what inspires you? When people who think they have nothing in common realize they can have a conversation without yelling at each other.
What’s your favorite band, song or musical genre? Morrissey.
More after the jump.
Seriously, folks, this is not a veiled demotion.
Jim Oliphant, who has been the National Journal deputy magazine editor for almost two years, is moving into a strictly writing newsroom role. So they’re on the hunt for his replacement, while letting him do what he loves as senior writer.
Anne Hoy, Executive Editor of CQ News and CQ Roll Call, announced today that Tamar Hallerman will join the news staff at CQ Roll Call.
The announcement says Hallerman “brings experience providing in-depth coverage of energy and environmental policy sharply focused on climate change and the coal industry.”
She has tracked relevant appropriations subcommittees and wrote about the spending battles involving the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Department and the administration. She broke stories about cost overruns at the Energy Department’s “clean coal” project.
Once at CQ Roll Call… Read more
The Atlantic has promoted Hayley Romer to VP and Publisher. She will oversee the national sales and marketing teams, and lead advertising efforts. Romer joined the company in May of last year as Associate Publisher. M. Scott Havens, President of The Atlantic, announced the news today.
In her past…According to a release, prior to joining The Atlantic, Romer spent five years at the Condé Nast Media Group, most recently as Executive Director of Corporate Sales. In that role, she managed an integrated team on accounts ranging from finance to luxury to technology across titles such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Wired. Before joining Condé Nast in 2007, Romer managed the luxury account list at Forbes Media. She began her career in publishing at American Heritage magazine.
In a somewhat perplexing teenage text style release, the news was announced this morning.