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What passes for “exciting” in Washington would be a real snoozer in most other cities. But let’s proceed. Today Politico‘s VandeHarris (a human fusion of Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei) sent a memo to reporters on new editors in their midst.
The memo announces major promotions:
Marty Kady: For the past two years, he has been the congressional editor. He will now be Deputy Managing Editor for Politico and Editor of Politico Pro (a position formerly held by the temper-filled Tim Grieve, who will no longer be working that closely with humans). Kady will be dealing with Grieve on managing the more than 60 employees who work for that section.
Rachel Smolkin: She has been deputy editor and then editor of White House coverage. She will now be Deputy Managing Editor for Politico.
See the other moves… Read more
Quotes of the Day
“I like it, it’s not true, but it’s all fun.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who couldn’t stop playing SNL’s impersonator of himself on his program Monday. The impersonator accentuated Matthews’ propensity to interrupt his guests, a behavior which he somehow has no clue that he does.
Bret Baier: Losing weight or sick?
“You are looking slimmer, hopefully you’re just getting healthy and you’re not sick,” a follower wrote in to FNC’s Bret Baier. He replied, “Healthy I think — thanks.”
Bosom Buddies: Gregory is “so right there with” Hayes
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: “Officially, fully, totally hooked on Homeland.”
NBC’s David Gregory: “.@chrislhayes I’m so right there with you. Watched season 1 in five days.”
Quote Taken Out of Context
“I like little wieners.” — Conservative blogger Lisa De Pasquale.
Post fight with The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Poor, Politico‘s Ben White attempts to defend his Yankees fandom: “Perhaps my Tweeps can attest to the fact that I’ve been annoying them about the Yankees for quite a long time?”
Fournier admits to being dumb
“Why are you tweeting any of this? Looks dumb?” a follower wrote in to National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier. He replied (we hope, sarcastically), “B/c I’m dumb. Why do you ask?”
“I can barely breathe that is how sick I feel.” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk.
“That part of Twitter where reporters from various outlets start attacking each other? I’ll pass. #unfollowMonday.” — Politico‘s Marty Kady.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.
While we have recently focused on Dana Perino and Roland Martin in our “What’s ______ Tweeting?” feature, we are branching out to take a look a look at the tweets of Politico’s Jake Sherman. The Shermanator, as we like to refer to him, is best buds with NBC’s Luke Russert, which often makes for interesting copy. He’s also well-known for mixing analysis of Congress with tasty nugs of bootleg videos of noodly jam band video clips. And today is no exception.
deadheads: listen to this very fun Phil and Friends show from NYC 11/27/01, including some acoustic guitar going on. archive.org/details/2001-1…
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 14, 2012
Sherman, aside from flirting with the Huntsman daughters, also gives us little sneak peaks into the lives of Politico reporters. Just look at this tweet with the accompanying photo above right. “This is me trying to show my editor @mkady that there is a camera built into a Mac laptop. #politicounfiltered” Sherman is bringing Politico’s Marty Kady into the 21st century by introducing him to the strange, new technology known simply as “The Web-Cam.”
We have a feeling that covering Sherman’s tweets will be a long, strange trip.
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon. Noteworthy to Washington are Politico‘s political cartoonist Matt Wuerker; HuffPost‘s David Wood, who has been a national Washington-based reporter since 1980; AP Scribes include Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley. Apparently Wuerker is a little excited. Politico‘s Marty Kady wrote on Twitter, “Wuerker did a Cal Ripken-like run through the news room high fiving everyone. That was awesome.”
Check out the complete list…
Public Service – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Breaking News Reporting – The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff
Investigative Reporting – Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times
Explanatory Reporting – David Kocieniewski of The New York Times
Local Reporting – Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Penn
National Reporting – David Wood of The Huffington Post
International Reporting – Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times (Gettleman is the East Africa Bureau Chief.)
Feature Writing – Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly
Commentary – Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
Criticism -Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing – No award
Editorial Cartooning – Matt Wuerker of POLITICO
Breaking News Photography – Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse
Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post
Photo L to R: Rick Klein, Robin Sproul, Richard Kaplan, Ross Levinsohn, Jonathan Karl, Amy Walter, Joe Ruffolo.
If you didn’t make it up to the rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave for Yahoo! News’ swanky soiree on Wednesday night, here’s a quick recap of what you missed: Thrown by event extraordinaire Philip Dufour, the party was held in large part to welcome new DC bureau chief David Chalian. In addition, the newsgroup used the opportunity to kick off their 2012 campaign coverage plans and to raise a glass to their partnership with ABC News.
Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo! EVP of the Americas (and American University alum), spoke about Yahoo! News’ expanding editorial coverage and presence in Washington to a crowd that included many familiar faces from ABC’s DC bureau: Ann Compton, Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein, Polson Kanneth, Richard Kaplan, Amy Walter and Robin Sproul. Also in attendance were WaPo‘s Dana Milbank, Neil Patel of the Daily Caller, NJ’s Chris Frates, Jane Mayer from the New Yorker, CNN’s Dan Lothian and Alex Mooney, Politico’s Marty Kady and Keach Hagey, Judy Kurtz of The Hill, NBC’s Adam Verdugo, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, CQ Roll Call’s Mark Walters and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.
Politico sent out an internal memo to staff early this morning announcing new hires and changes at the publication.
In a nutshell:
Hillary Frey: New media and style editor. Formerly of the New York Observer.
Maggie Haberman: Joins political team. Formerly of the New York Post.
Kim Hart: Policy and technology reporting. Formerly of The Hill.
Scott Wong: Joins congressional team. Formerly of The Arizona Republic.
Read the full internal memo from VandeHarris after the jump. More change ahead as Chris Frates resumes being a lead lobbying reporter. •Two former interns hired. •The publication is looking to hire more editors to “lighten the load of core editors.” Read on…
Politico’s seeming answer to WaPo’s recent shut down of its Congress blog: add four more scribes to cover Congress and promote a deputy to bureau chief. Marty Kady (known as “Mr. Huddle”) has been promoted to Congressional Bureau Chief from Deputy Congress Editor.
It’s only the beginning of a “new phase of expansion”, says a newsroom source.
In an internal announcement obtained by FishbowlDC this morning, Deputy Managing Editor Tim Grieve announces the “largest expansion” of their “best-in-class” Capitol Hill team since Politico began.
The four reporters and from where they came:
1. Kasie Hunt, a reporter from CongressDaily.
2. James Hohmann, noteably an intern from WaPo and recent Stanford grad. WaPo offered Hohmann a full-time post but he turned it down to come to Politico.
3. Marin Cogan, assistant editor from TNR.
4. Erika Lovley, a reporter from Politico’s own features department.
Read the internal memo after the jump…
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FishbowlDC has learned that CQ’s Marty Kady (see his FishbowlDC interview here) is joining the Politico as a congressional correspondent and contributor to The Crypt column. Kady spent five years at CQ, starting at CQ Homeland Security.
CQ’s Anne Hoy wrote, in an internal email: “During his five years, he wrote for its website, daily and weekly publications. He was the
technology and science reporter in Commerce and Industry and the intelligence and foreign policy writer in the Defense and Foreign Policy domain. As part of the Inside Congress team, he has been at his
best when explaining leadership’s strategy. A recent example was his July 9 CQT story outlining the three-pronged strategy of Democratic congressional leaders for the remaining months of the session: blame
Republicans for blocking the Democratic agenda, revive the debate over Iraq and pursue a list of less controversial domestic policy items. Another example was his June 28 CQT story explaining the absence of
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from the immigration debate. His easygoing and unflappable nature will be missed. His last day is July 27. We wish him well.”