Steve Krakauer, senior editor of Mediaite.com, has been named digital producer of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” set to debut in January 2011. Executive Producer Jonathan Wald announced the news today.

Krakauer was previously an editor for TVNewser.

> Update: Krakauer remarked to FishbowlDC: “I have loved working on this side of the business, covering the TV and media world of Mediaite and previously at TVNewser, but this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Piers, Jonathan and the CNN team have great plans for the new show and I am excited to be part of those plans from the beginning.”