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Steve Chaggaris Rejoins CBS News

Steve Chaggaris, political director of CBS News during the 2008 elections, is rejoining CBS News in the newly-created position of Executive Editor for CBSNews.com in Washington.

Nancy Lane, executive producer for CBSNews.com, says Chaggaris will be responsible for content strategy “across all beats from Washington, with specific emphasis on the management of political content for CBSNews.com.”

Chaggaris joins CBSNews.com from Yahoo! News where he was Executive Producer overseeing special political projects. In between his last stint at CBS News and the Yahoo! job, Chaggaris worked at TBD.com and taught political reporting at Georgetown.

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Yahoo! News Snatches Up Former CBS News Political Director to Lead Election Coverage

Yahoo! News, which recently partnered with ABC News on a wide-reaching deal, is gearing up for some 2012 election coverage of its own. The company has hired Steve Chaggaris, the former political director of CBS News, to serve as executive producer, elections. Chaggaris left CBS News in January, 2010 to go to Allbritton Communications. He was first named political director at CBS in 2007.

While Yahoo! was vague about its political plans, it sounds as though it wants to compete not only with other websites, but also the TV networks. With a former CBS News political director and a strong TV partner in ABC News, the idea may not be that crazy.

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.