In some eyebrow raising news in media circles, Sara Libby, Deputy Politics Editor of Politico, will be joining TPM at the end of the month as associate editor. She’ll oversee TPM‘s 2012 coverage.

Libby joined Politico in July 2010. Previously she was the opinions editor at the Los Angeles Daily Journal and an editor at Creators Syndicate. According to her bio, she has written on women in politics for Salon and Slate and has contributed to LAT, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Oregonian.

She grew up in McMinnville, Ore.

Congratulations to Libby.