You can add MJ Lee to the growing wave of POLITICO reporters and editors who’ve been poached by CNN Digital Politics. For those of you counting, Lee makes 5… Rachel Smolkin, Steven Sloan, Jedd Rosche and Eric Bradner all switched teams this fall.
“It’s as if Rachel built an arc and we’re following her two by two,” said a former POLITICO staffer turned CNNer who asked to remain anonymous.
But they’re not just flooding (pun intended) to CNN. MJ is the fourth POLITICO exit announced this week. Alex Burns, Gregg Birnbaum and Dan Berman all jumped ship for gigs at new outlets in the past few days. Sounds like a trend. As for MJ, her hire was announced today via internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC. See the note from Rachel Smolkin and CNN Money’s Lex Haris after the jump. Read more