Many local reporters hop over to Bloomberg just off New York Avenue. Washington Examiner City Hall scribe Freeman Klopott is taking his move all the way to Albany, N.Y.
“I guess I’ll make it official: I’m moving to Albany, NY to cover Gov. Cuomo and NY st. legislature for Bloomberg,” wrote Klopott this afternoon, mercifully forgoing any wait for press releases from his respective news organizations.
After receiving various notes of congratulations, he wrote, “Thank you everyone! Too many folks to reply to directly. I’m very excited and have loved covering DC.”
Not all of it was flattering. WaPo humor columnist Gene Weingarten busted on Klopott for his favorite sports team, the New York Giants. “Hey, do you fear The Gents are going to suck as badly as I fear they are?” Weingarten asked. Klopott replied, “When it comes to big blue I am the eternal optimist, for good or ill.”
Congratulations to Klopott.