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The New York Times’ Amy Chozick Shifts to Politics

As a media blog, we’ve become quite familiar with the work of Amy Chozick, who has been covering corporate media for The New York Times since 2011. So we’re sort of sad to hear that she’s moving to the paper’s political team, but also happy for her.

According to a memo from Carolyn Ryan, the Times’ political editor, Chozick will be focusing her reporting on Hillary Clinton and the Clintons. Below is the full note from Ryan.

I’m delighted to announce that Amy Chozick will be joining our political team, with a special focus reporting on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton family.

Amy is an unusually gifted reporter, with a unique ability to penetrate tight-lipped institutions and deliver dazzling and detailed stories from within. She is relentless and not easily intimidated: her coverage of News Corporation prompted Rupert Murdoch to call her personally to debate the lede in one story. (“Rupert Murdoch was getting cold feet.”).

Amy joined The New York Times to cover corporate media in 2011 and has chronicled major developments and corner office intrigue among the industry’s powerbrokers. Her sophisticated coverage of stories such as terminal snooping at Bloomberg LP and phone hacking at News Corporation has won her praise inside and outside of the Times.

She has terrific range and broad curiosity: she wrote front-page stories about the Koch Brothers eyeing newspapers, theAssad family hiring Western P.R. firms to bolster its image abroad, and the hacking collective Anonymous targeting media executives.

In addition to media stories, Amy got the first extensive interview with Chelsea Clinton and traveled to Africa with Bill Clinton to write the front-page curtain raiser to Mr. Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Prior to joining The Times, Amy spent eight years at The Wall Street Journal, where her posts included foreign correspondent based in Tokyo, national political correspondent and a features writer covering the entertainment industry. As a member of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s traveling press corps she rode on oddly aromatic campaign buses in 48 states and covered more than 20 debates. (“You’re likable enough, Hillary”).

She then wrote features about politics, including a WSJ. Magazine profile of White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Amy began her journalism career when she moved to New York with no job, no apartment and a stack of clips from The Daily Texan. She lives in the East Village with her husband, Robert Ennis.

Amy starts her new role today.

Please join me in congratulating her.

Carolyn

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