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BuzzFeed Hires Roll Call’s John Stanton

John Stanton, a veteran of Roll Call, is joining BuzzFeed to head its Washington D.C. bureau. Politico reports that Stanton will be part of a BuzzFeed D.C. team which will include three more reporters.

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith said of the hire, “His hard-hitting, original reporting and creative thinking is exactly the sort of fast, smart, revelatory work that succeeds on the social web.”

Stanton begins July 9.

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