Just because there is a hurricane out there and you are cooped up inside with 12 jugs of water doesn’t mean everything else has stopped. For example, hiring announcements still seem to find their way into our inboxes.
This morning, Yahoo News announced that Beth Fouhy, an AP political reporter, will join Yahoo! News as senior politics and national coverage editor.
“From our first meeting, it was clear Beth would be a perfect fit at Yahoo News,” said Hillary Frey, editor in chief of Yahoo News. “Not only does she bring a wealth of experience, she has great ideas about how to continue to build up the Yahoo News brand and get more great stories in front of our readers. I am thrilled she’ll be part of our New York staff.”
David Chalian has been named the VP of Video Programming at Politico. In August, Mr. Chalian was fired from Yahoo! News, where he was the Washington Bureau Chief, after he was caught making a racial joke against Mitt Romney on hot mic during the Republican Convention.
“They’re not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning,” Chalian said over a break in an ABC News/Yahoo News webcast. Mr. Chalian was referring to the fact that the Hurricaine Isaac was hitting the Gulf Coast during the convention in Tampa. Mr. Chalian, who was quickly let go, apologized for “making an inappropriate and thoughtless joke.”
Small Attempts At Big Questions
David Carr used his Media Equation column this week to ask: What is Yahoo? pegged to the new appointment of former Google-r Marissa Meyer in the company’s top spot. It’s a funny column (“After five minutes of listening to [former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz] I still had no idea.”) and an even better question. So: What in the way of answers?
Media reporter Michael Calderone is leaving Politico for a job at Yahoo News, reports Danny Shea of The Huffington Post.
Recently, we reported that Andrew Golis, who joined Yahoo from Talking Points Memo, was looking to hire a number of seasoned writers–including a media and culture blogger–for a Read More
In mid-January, Yahoo News blogging editor Andrew Golis posted a notice on his personal Web site, announcing that he was looking to hire a deputy editor and five bloggers. “As many of you know, I was recently hired by Yahoo News to build a network of news blogs,” wrote Mr. Golis. “I’m looking to build Read More