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CNN’s Rachel Smolkin started off Monday with some big news for the Washington bureau and network. In its effort to further grow CNN Politics Digital, it has swooped up Yahoo’s Chris Moody as well as The Hill’s Alexandra Jaffe and The Washington Post’s Jeff Simon.
Moody is slated to join just before the midterm elections on October 27 and Jaffe will just after. For Simon, he returns to CNN after joining The Washington Post from the network in 2013 as a video producer.
See Smolkin’s announcement after the jump. Read more
Yahoo News’ editor-in-chief Megan Liberman told POLITICO, ”Jon has it all — great reporting and storytelling instincts, deep sources, a talent for writing distinctive, news-making stories, the respect and admiration of his peers. We are thrilled to have him join Yahoo’s growing news and politics team.”
Ward shared with Fishbowl via email, “Every time I talked with someone from Yahoo, from Megan to Danny to Garance to Matt and on, I was struck by much of a common mission we have, to try to craft stories that are interesting, different (yet on or connected to the news) and well told. They’ve got quality journalists like Olivier and Chris and Meredith who I know and have worked with in the past, and big names like Katie Couric and Mike Isikoff who are doing high impact stories on a national and international scale. I feel like they’re in a unique position and trying to build something really unique, with a CEO who is being really aggressive in trying to position the company for growth and success. I’m just excited to be part of it.”
Friday marked the end of the 2014 FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives after a long, grueling competition for more than 50 nominees in 10 categories.
In the category for Sexiest Radio Voice, former XM-er Pamela Kirkland, now with Washington PostTV, took the win, besting WMAL’s Chris Plante with nearly 50% of the 2,500+ votes in the category. Also nominated: XM’s Julie Mason and NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Robert Siegel.
In the Cutest Couple category, NRSC’s Brad and CNN’s Lauren Dayspring maintained a lead over competition, winning against Ron, partner, Singer Bonjean Strategies, and Sara Bonjean, president, Rose Strategies, FOX News’ Ed and CNN’s Shirley Henry, and POLITICO power couple Alex Burns and MJ Lee.
Nominated for Best Writer, POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and NYTimes Magazine’s Mark Leibovich held court against WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson, Yahoo’s Chris Moody, and NYTimes’ Neil Irwin. In the end, Haberman took the gold.
And in the category of Most Basic news outlet, POLITICO bested its competition, including Roll Call, The Hill, The Washington Times, PBS Newshour, and NPR.
Congratulations to all involved! May you forever be remembered for your Fishbowl Superlative.
It’s time for Round 3 of the FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives, the final round of our journey back to high school to name our colleagues for how they should really be remembered.
This time, we bring you the final four categories, Sexiest Radio Voice, Best Writing, Cutest Couple, and Most #Basic. Voting in Round 3 will be different than Rounds 1 and 2. Voting will extend only through Friday, August 15 at 6pm and results will be hidden, with updates along the way on the site and at @FishbowlDC on Twitter.
The full class of FishbowlDC 2014 Summer Superlatives winners will be announced on Monday, August 18. Happy voting!
Sexiest Radio Voice
- Brad (NRSC strategist) and Lauren (CNN publicist) Dayspring
- Ron (partner, Singer Bonjean Strategies) and Sara (president, Rose Strategies) Bonjean
- FOX News’ Ed and CNN’s Shirley Henry
- POLITICO power couple Alex Burns and MJ Lee
In case you missed it, here are some of our fav recent stories across the web.
#WorldCup: MediaJobDaily identifies three ways to watch the World Cup at work and keep your job.
#Genius: The Atlantic explores the secrets of the creative brain.
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with Marty Rudolf, our favorite News Junkie Online. Day in and day out, Marty shares interesting stories and tries interacting with various tweeters about The News. Marty seems to have toned down his Twitter feed for the time being, by the way. I personally had a discussion with him about him tweeting pictures of naked ladies in a stunt he was referring to as “Ta-Ta Tuesdays.”
HEY, IT HAPPENS: Journo’s mother-in-law confuses BuzzFeed for “BizzJizz”
“Confused Cuban mother-in-law after meeting our friends from @BuzzFeed: ‘Those reporters from that cat site BizzJizz are so nice.’” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.
BOLD STEP-NOTICE THE TOES: “My weight. One year ago today I was 118 and felt fat. I feel good about this actually. #obsessed” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Mika Brzezinksi.
Intriguing job opportunity in Cairo
“I’m looking for a fabulous videojournalist based in Cairo. Email me at anup[dot]kaphle[at]washpost with few links to your previous work.” — Anup Kaphle, digital foreign editor, WaPo.
In corned beef news…
“Hey @BuzzFeedBen Having lunch at Shapiro’s in Indy, where the corned beef is still respectable and the wifi ain’t half bad” — Politico‘s new longform magazine writer Glenn Thrush.
Correspondent encounters random act of kindness
“Had a less than stellar morning, then ran into a #GMW viewer at CVS who gave me a really nice compliment. Day made! Thank you stranger! ” — ABC7′s Jummy Olabanji.
Important Q to Ponder: “Does @mboyle1 do anything but troll actual reporters?” — TIME‘s Dan Hirschhorn, who formerly worked at Politico.
Even More Important Q to Ponder: ‘What’s the deal on ‘pretzel rolls?’ Suddenly it’s the bun of choice for everything.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.
Reporter speaks directly to Egyptian generals
“Hey Egyptian generals, not gonna tell you how to run your country, but you’re supposed to protect your civilians, not kill them. Just saying.” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green at 7:28 a.m.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:34 a.m.
GOP consultant has strong feelings about Graham challenger
“I’ve never heard of Lindsey Graham’s primary challenger before but this statement just screams ignorant jackass.” — Brian Walsh, partner with Singer Bonjean Strategies, who links to this story in HuffPost stating that the challenger says Graham is a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood. (Honestly we just wanted an excuse to run the nun picture again.)
Chef Geoff examines upshot of a haircut
“The good thing about a haircut is less gray hair. The bad part is the ratio stays the same. #40+” — Chef Geoff Tracy (a.k.a. Mr. Norah O’Donnell).
Reporter confuses “Morning Joe” for feeling tanked
“Thought I woke up drunk but it was just that I’ve been watching Morning Joe since 6am.” — Buzzfeed‘s Dorsey Shaw.
Convo Between Two Journos
GRASS: “A friend who moved to DC from overseas has been having a problem with DC water making hair fall out.”
CRAIG: “How do u know from water?”
GRASS: “A hairdresser told him that mass hair loss is not unheard of for people going from untreated water systems to D.C. water.” And…”He’s headed to Cairo tomorrow to cover protests so we’ll see if the problem continues upon his return to D.C.”
Maybe someone needs to introduce @realDonaldTrump to Twitter’s reply button, because apparently he’s been responding to reporters’ tweets with handwritten notes.
The latest came last night to Huffington Post’s Sam Stein after he wondered on Twitter if a This Week interview with Trump was “performance art.” Trump’s note in response, which Stein posted to Twitter (of course) said, “Perhaps Sam – But it sure gave them good ratings! Best Wishes Donald Trump.”
Stein isn’t the only who’s received a handwritten Trump note, either.
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