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Chaggaris to Yahoo! News

Steve Chaggaris, former CBS News Political Director and former management of TBD, has joined Yahoo! News as Executive Producer, Elections. The news was posted on the site this morning.

And yes, they like him.

“With talent like Steve Chaggaris, we’re fast making Yahoo! News a must-read for the latest political coverage and analysis,” said Robertson Barrett, VP of Yahoo! News, in a release. “Having notable U.S. political voices, like Steve, is powering our 2012 election team to flood the zone with original reporting in key primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire; score newsmaking interviews with all the major GOP contenders; co-sponsor high-profile debates; and examine the issues crucial to voters in 2012, from immigration to the economy to income inequality.”

Among Chaggaris’ duties will be to “help oversee and coordinate the production of special events coverage, including major primaries, debates, the conventions, and election night.  He will also work closely with partner ABC News as Yahoo! continues to build on the alliance, coordinating coverage plans for these high profile moments throughout the election cycle.” Based in Washington, he will report to the company’s new D.C. Bureau Chief David Chalian.

Chaggaris begins on Jan. 3.

What did he do for CBS? See more…

Details from the release…As political director for CBS News, Steve oversaw the CBS News Political Unit, contributed on-air political analysis to CBS News, CBS Radio News, as well as stories for CBSNews.com. Prior to that, as a producer for CBS News, Steve was embedded with the 2004 John Kerry campaign, and has also covered Capitol Hill and the Pentagon following the9/11 attacks and during the start of the Iraq war.  Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Cable News for TBD.com, a new and innovative local news website, while simultaneously relaunching NewsChannel 8, a 24-hour local cable channel, as TBD-TV.

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