Rebecca Dana is leaving The Wall Street Journal for the Daily Beast, Tina Brown’s Web magazine at IAC.
Dana, who wrote the NYTV column for The Observer before she joined The Journal in 2007, will become the fashion and entertainment correspondent at the Daily Beast. She “will also be doing some editing” and media writing, she wrote to us in an email.
She’ll be based in the Beast’s IAC headquarters, but she’ll also be traveling a lot to Los Angeles, where they are opening a new bureau.
She’ll be starting at the end of July, and described the position as her “dream job.”
At The Journal, Ms. Dana had been writing for the paper’s new culture and entertainment blog, Speakeasy; as we reported earlier this week, the blog is part of a major effort under way at The Journal to ramp up coverage of culture and entertainment in New York; they’ll have to find another reporter to contribute to their fledgling enterprise.