Capital New York Hires New York Post’s Sally Goldenberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a press conference as Sally Goldenberg looks on. (Photo: Facebook)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a press conference as Sally Goldenberg looks on. (Photo: Facebook)

Capital New York has hired New York Post’s powerhouse political reporter Sally Goldenberg to join its rapidly expanding team.

Capital’s co-editor and co-founder, Josh Benson, confirmed the move this morning, telling The Observer that Ms. Goldenberg will be covering city politics for the online news site.

“We’re all big Sally fans here and it’s going to be a ton of fun to work with her,” Mr. Benson wrote in an email.

The poach doesn’t come as a surprise. Capital, which was purchased earlier this month by Politico publisher Robert Allbritton; since then, the company has reportedly been beefing up its ranks from seven to around 30 reporters and editors. Recently, they hired Times Union‘s Jimmy Vielkind on the Albany beat.

Ms. Goldenberg, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, is currently one of the Post’s City Hall reporters. Known as one of the hardest-working reporters in Room 9, she has been regularly delivering many of the publication’s big scoops during the 2013 election season.

Capital is not ready to announce an official start date yet, but “it’ll be soon,” Mr. Benson said.

Additional reporting by Colin Campbell.