Virginia Heffernan Took a Times Buyout, Headed to Yahoo to be James Lipton

The New York Times opinion writer Virginia Heffernan has taken a newsroom buyout, Politico reports. She’s headed to Yahoo News, where she will write a weekly column about the intersection of technology and politics in the 2012 election and host a video interview series.

“I want to talk to tech people, and new media directors for the various campaigns, in an ‘Inside The Actors Studio’ format,” Ms. Heffernan told Politico’s Dylan Byers. “Really, all I want to do is be James Lipton.”