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CBS News Political Director Heads to Allbritton Communications

chaggaris_cbs1-11.jpgMichael Calderone reports that Steve Chaggaris, political director at CBS News, is leaving the network to join Allbritton Communications, the media organization that owns a number of television stations as well as Calderone’s site, Politico.com.

In a memo to CBS staff, Chaggaris writes, “Next week, I will begin a new challenge at Allbritton Communications, better known as the owner of POLITICO. I have accepted a job as Director of Television Projects/Senior Executive Producer where, initially, I will focus on helping launch a new metro D.C. news website/cable channel.”

He had been with the network for 10 years.

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