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Citing Growth, The DC Shuffles Senior Staff

dailycaller_editThe Daily Caller announced today that it was promoting from within to fill its top editorial spots. Vince Coglianese has been promoted from Managing Editor to Executive Editor. Former Associate Editor Christopher Bedford will take over as Managing Editor, and another former Associate Editor Paul Conner will become Deputy Editor. The top editorial spot had been empty since the abrupt departure of the controversial David Martosko, who went to the Daily Mail.

There was movement on the business side too. McKenzie Vaughn was hired last May to be Director of Operations and Public Affairs. And Clark Hennessy has been promoted from Deputy Director of Audience Outreach to Director of Communications. Both Vaughn and Hennessy will be the points of contact for media booking requests.

In a press release, co-founders Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel say The DC has doubled its readership since the year before, and that the changes to senior staff “recognize the enormous talent that has driven the site to its position as a top news source.”

Read the press release after the jump…

Having once again doubled its readership from the year before, The Daily Caller announces a refreshed senior staff to lead it into 2014. Continuing its focus on providing breaking news, opinion and analysis, the changes recognize the enormous talent that has driven the site to its position as a top news source. 

Vince Coglianese has been promoted from Managing Editor to Executive Editor, where he will oversee the strategic direction of the site’s news coverage. Christopher Bedford takes over as Managing Editor, with Paul Conner becoming Deputy Editor. Together, they will work to guide The Daily Caller in continuing to produce fresh and hard-hitting stories that stand out in the crowded media market.

Speaking about the group promoted, co-founder and Editor in Chief Tucker Carlson said, “These are some of the smartest and toughest editors I’ve ever worked with. Plus they’re hilarious. They’re the reason we’re succeeding.” 

On the business side, McKenzie Vaughn is now Director of Operations and Public Affairs, coordinating the company’s day to day functions. Clark Hennessy becomes Director of Communications, continuing to handle audience outreach and public relations. Both Vaughn and Hennessy will be the points of contact for media booking requests. 

“The team we’ve assembled stand out from most of the lazy journalists in America,” said co-founder and Publisher Neil Patel. “Rather than the usual Washington journalism group think, they offer a unique and much needed perspective that enriches our news coverage.  We have the perfect team in place to bring our millions of readers the best reporting product we can.”

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