Stephanie Gaskell Ships Off to Iraq

Room 9 bulletin:

Popular City Hall reporter Stephanie Gaskell is quitting her job with the New York Post to go cover the war in Iraq as a freelancer, she told me.

Gaskell, who covered Guantanamo Bay for the AP around 2002, is leaving on Friday night — missing the Inner Circle show! — and should be in Baghdad by Monday.

She’ll be embedded with the military for two or three months.

We all wish her extremely well.

— Azi Paybarah