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POLITICO Pro Announces 7 New Hires

PoliticoProThe same day that it saw three of its reporters jump ship for CNN Politics Digital, POLITICO announced several POLITICO Pro hires.

In an email to staff Wednesday evening, POLITICO Pro editor Marty Kady wrote that Timothy Noah has been named labor policy editor, to launch the Pro Labor and Employment vertical this fall. He most recently wrote for MSNBC. Law360′s Brian Mahoney will join Noah on labor team.

Additional hires include Elana Schor - most recently with Environment & Energy News – will cover the oil and gas industry for Pro, The Hill’s Kate Tummarello will join the Pro tech team, and Bloomberg BNA’s Heather Caygle recently joined Pro to write Morning Transportation.

On the production end, Emily Kopp joined ProWeb as a web producer on Sept. 2. Cogan Schneier, a TFAS alum and recent USA Today intern, joined this week as a web producer.

With the launch of Pro Labor and Employment this fall, Politico Pro, the subscription service offered by the Arlington-based political pub, will operate 14 topical verticals.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 leaves off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Friends and Colleagues Celebrate Ken Vogel’s Big Money

photo 1Last night at Glen’s Garden Market, friends and colleagues came together to celebrate Ken Vogel‘s recent Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics. The evening was hosted by Mike Allen, Dan Berman, Jeanne Cummings, Ryan Grim and Elizan Garcia, Maggie Haberman, John Harris, Jonathan Martin and Betsy Fisher Martin, Laura McGann, Ben Smith, Rachel Smolkin, Liz Spavd, Howard Yoon and Victoria Lai, and Danielle Vogel.

POLITICOs from past and present were there, including CNN’s Chris Frates, WaPo’s Abby Phillip, NPR’s Juana Summers, NYT’s Bill Hamilton, WSJ’s Reid Epstein, POLITICO’s Manu Raju, Burgess Everett, Megan Chan, Marty Kady, Katie Glueck, and Byron Tau.

Highlight: Craft beers and an oyster bar. Big money, naturally.

Politico Loses Editor to MSNBC.com

A big loss for Politico today.

Laura McGann, a deputy managing editor, is leaving the publication to move to Manhattan to be MSNBC.com‘s news editor.

See the memos from Marty Kady and MSNBC.com‘s Richard Wolffe. Read more

Politico’s VandeHarris: ‘Some Exciting Editor Moves…’

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

Morning Chatter

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?”

Uh oh.

“I can barely breathe that is how sick I feel.” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk.

Whatever, dweeb

“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.

What’s Jake Tweeting?

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.

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.

AP Scribes, Politico Cartoonist Reel in Pulitzers

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…

JOURNALISM

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

Yahoo! News Celebrates Chalian, Campaign Season

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’s Many Hires and Changes

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.

Two new health care reporters: Sarah Kliff (formerly of Newsweek) and Jennifer Haberkorn (formerly of TWT).

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…

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Politico “Doubling Down” Congressional Coverage

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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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