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Pulitzer Mechanic Columnist Jumps Publications, Coasts

Dan_Neil_LA_Times.jpgLate breaking Thursday item: The Wall Street Journal has scooped up veteran Los Angeles Times writer Dan Neil to lead their new auto column.

In 2004, Neil’s weekly feature Rumble Seat won him the Pulitzer Prize; he has been working at the L.A. Times since 2003. Today, James Rainey, media columnist for the L.A. Times, called Neil “the best car writer in the biz” on his Twitter.

Memo from Mike Miller of The Wall Street Journal after the jump

Read More: LAT loses Pulitzer-winning auto writer Neil to WSJ — Romenesko


From: Miller, Mike
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 4:37 PM
To: WSJ ALL Bureau Chiefs
Subject: Dan Neil

I’m pleased to announce that Dan Neil will be joining the Wall Street Journal as our automotive columnist.

Dan is the nation’s preeminent car columnist, whose deep knowledge, wit, writerly flair and insight have made him must-reading for everyone who cares about cars and many who don’t. He joins us from the Los Angeles Times, where his car reviews won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2004. Before that he worked at the Raleigh News & Observer and Car and Driver magazine, among other publications. He will start writing for us in print and online this spring.

Cheers, Mike

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