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Gregg Birnbaum Leaves POLITICO, Joins New York Daily News

More news of shakeups out of POLITICO. Gregg Birnbaum announced yesterday on Twitter that he would be stepping down as deputy managing editor at POLITICO, and will join the New York Daily News as their new managing editor and head of political content.

This morning, Colin Myler, NYDN editor in chief, announced Birnbaum’s appointment in a staff memo:

I am delighted to announce that Gregg Birnbaum is appointed Managing Editor, Head of Political Content.

Gregg is joining us from  Politico where he is currently a Deputy Managing Editor, supervising coverage of breaking news.

Before that, he was a government and politics reporter and editor at the New York Post holding the position of Political Editor for 10 years,  managing bureaus in Washington, Albany and City Hall.

Gregg will be joining us on January 5.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank Joel for his sterling work for the past two years. He has been a valued colleague and I wish him every success in his new executive role at New York 1.

Colin

Birnbaum’s departure from POLITICO is part of a recent exodus of big names from the news organization that includes Dan Berman and Alex Burns.

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A Little Birdy Tells Us…

Whispers in the newsroom are that TWT’s top pick for Digital Managing Editor is Ian Bishop. Bishop is most known for a 2008 incident in which he threw a phone through a plate-glass window while at the New York Daily News. He prides himself on being a hardass. He’s known for being hardworking, smart and likeable.

In July of 2012, the New York Daily News fired Bishop, then a political editor, for friction with editor-in-chief Colin Myler.

Bishop may be a kindred spirit and perfect fit for the job as news emerges that TWT consultant John Solomon, who resigned from the publication under a dark and gloomy storm cloud in 2009, will likely be announced as TWT‘s new Chief Digital Content and Revenue Officer as soon as today. Solomon, who is not trusted or liked by a lot of the newsroom staff, has told people that this is his new title.

Solomon is setting up numerous meetings this week with editors to discuss operations and is using the first-person singular in discussions: “What I will be looking for,” “What I want to see,” etc.

It is clear to many inside the publication that he’s calling the shots. On Friday… Read more