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Exodus from Politico Continues

Another Politico journalist is jumping ship. This time, it’s Charles Hoskinson, who is setting sail to join The Navy Times as their Managing Editor. He has been writing the Morning Defense column. Hoskinson has a long history as a military man and reporter. He served 10 years as an officer in the Army Reserve and Guard before diving into the world of journalism. He has also served as an embedded reporter with troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

It’s interesting to note that Hoskinson is the third Morning Defense writer to leave in less than two years. And the seventh national security or foreign affairs writer to leave since Politico began five years ago. He’s the fourth Politico reporter to bolt so far this year. Sarah Libby, Bill Hamilton, Karen Tanabe, and now Hoskinson have all left in 2012. (We’re not even counting Ben Smith and Marin Cogan, who left late December of last year.)

We have reached out to Politico’s Editor-in-Chief, John Harris, for a comment.

 

 

 

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Politico Hires ‘Scandalous Sex’ Writer for Click

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Karin Tanabe quit her job as managing editor of Washington Life on Friday. At the moment, she’s on a jaunt out of the country, but soon she’ll return for a features position at Politico‘s Click. We hear that she’s replacing Anne Schroeder Mullins, who left Politico to start a media consulting business.

As for scandalous sex, it’s true. She’s working on a book about scandalous sex in Washington. But it’s unlikely that she’ll bring that genre to Click.

Tanabe has side gigs: She has blogged for HuffPost Style. She also has a blog called NakedThanks.com, a daily blog she writes with Stacey Pfarr, a Washington Life columnist, in which the women sarcastically thank people — for example, Pfarr thanks McDonalds for letting her “urinate within their walls,” and Tanabe thanks Toyota’s Camry for the back seat of her boyfriend’s car that they use on hot summer nights.

Read Tanabe’s blog sample below:

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Find out Tanabe’s likes and dislikes after the jump…for instance, she’s not a fan of rodents with tails.

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Washington Life Wants to be the E! of D.C.

114810877_300.jpgWashington Life‘s Executive Editor Michael Clements, one of the two hosts of this weekend’s debut WL TV show, calls the new program “the last piece of real estate” in this town. Clements, who co-hosts with Managing Editor Karen Tanabe, insists Washington Life has access others don’t.

“What’s important is the access we have…like the private events at people’s homes that Politico Click and other bloggers are not going to get into – or maybe it’s just too high end for them,” he said.

That said, Clements says the show is a “pilot” the publication hopes to make weekly come spring. “We’re having fun with it. Nothing too serious. Well, I mean, for example, we run some pictures of the Salahis, so we did a quick 30 seconds. We just ran the photos. We didn’t ask if it’s a security breach, did they crash or didn’t they crash. Just here are the photos, enjoy type of thing.”

Hosts will air segments with socialite Pamela Sorenson on best dressed and Paul Wharton on fashion events. There won’t, however, be in-studio sit-down interviews.

Clements thinks that can be a big bore. “I’m not really a fan of the sit-down interview,” he said. “I think it slows it down. Our model is really E!, the Ryan Seacrest kind of show.”