Liz Benjamin!

The peerless Liz Benjamin is coming to New York City to join the Daily News.

For those of you who don’t know her — but really, who doesn’t? — Liz is an authoritative and fantastically prolific blogger and reporter. She also has the distinction of having performed two of the toughest roles in the last year’s LCA’s annual roast of lawmakers, appearing as Jeanine Pirro and Ada Smith.

She has a long good-bye post on the Times Union blog here.

Welcome, welcome, welcome.

– Azi Paybarah