Politico Poaches Ginger Gibson Off the Chris Christie Beat

Chris Christie is out of the GOP primary race but one of the top reporters covering the New Jersey Governor got Politico’s nomination today.

Ginger Gibson, currently a political reporter at the Star-Ledger, begins as a Politico national politics reporter on November 7. Prior to covering Governor Christie, Ms. Gibson “drew notice for her aggressive coverage of Christine O’Donnell in the 2010 Senate race,” according to an internal memo. After the election, she’ll join Politico’s Congressional team.

Ms. Gibson is just about the same age as Kendra Marr, who recently left Politico amid allegations of improper borrowing from other news sources. Here’s hoping she responds better to the “extreme pressure to get up to speed.”