Politico has made it a habit for the last year to pluck away talented writers and editors, but now one of its own is jumping ship. Richard Greene, the web site’s main editor, is leaving for CNN. In a memo, Politico editor John Harris described Mr. Greene’s departure as a "surprise" and described him as one of the "pivotal figures in the success" of the news outfit’s debut year.
Mr. Harris wrote that Mr. Greene’s new job will be as the news desk editor for CNN Wire where he’ll be working on breaking news stories about politics and government. Danielle Jones has been hired in-house to replace Mr. Greene.