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Politico Promotes Senior Editor

Politico has promoted Gregg Birnbaum from Senior Editor to Deputy Managing Editor. Alex Burns, a reporter for Politico, tweeted the news. “Best office news of the day: @ggbirnbaum named deputy managing editor,” wrote Burns.

Birnbaum has been with Politico since January of 2011. Prior to that he was a 17-year-veteran of The New York Post.

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Gregg Birnbaum Joins Politico

After a report on Gawker fueled speculation that he left the New York Post following a heated exchange with editor-in-chief Col Allen, Gregg Birnbaum has found a new home as Politico’s senior editor.  Kat Stoeffel writes that Politico’s editor-in-chief John Harris distributed a memo yesterday that lauded Birnbaum’s talents and took a few shots at the Post.  Birnbaum will be based in New York and his work will cover breaking news.  Read on to see the complete version of Harris’s memo below.

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Political Editor at New York Post Quits

Gawker is reporting that Gregg Birnbaum abruptly left his position yesterday. The reason he left, well, that’s not so clear. But have no fear! Gawker will speculate:

We spoke to Birnbaum, who confirmed that he is ‘no longer employed’ by the Post. But the backstory, according to insiders, is dramatic. Sources say that Birnbaum got into a huge argument Monday night with Col Allan, the paper’s famously boozy and abusive editor. After the curse-filled blowup—which apparently had something to do with coverage of Obama’s tax plan—Birnbaum left the office.

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