It was busy Labor Day weekend of paperwork for several heavyweights in the journalism world: they all got new jobs! Here's who's coming and who's going at some of your favorite publications.
Newsweek/The Daily Beast Washington Times' national security correspondent Eli Lake is leaving his old job for the Tina Brown-led website/newsweekly. According to Politico, he'll stay on as a national security reporter "focusing on intelligence, military and cybersecurity." The report adds that "Lake, 39, who is also a contributing editor at The New Republic, most recently had a cover story in that magazine in July, 'All Over the Map,' about the collapse of the Republican foreign policy consensus." In other Newsweek/Daily Beast news, the company has named Rob Gregory as its president, a position previously unfilled at the company. Fishbowl New York notes that "Gregory was most recently with Plum TV, and was a veteran with Wenner Media before that." Of joining Newsweek, Gregory says "Newsweek and The Daily Beast deliver the ideal combination of immediacy and perspective, with a voice that is razor sharp, smart and fearless.”
New York magazine The New Republic's Jonathan Chait moves to the New York weekly after working at TNR since 1995 authoring the magazine's TRB column. In a note to Politico, Chait writes "Obviously I love TNR and had no plans to leave, but the opportunity at New York was irresistible. Everybody who works there raves about it, and my friends in journalism have noticed for a while it's become phenomenal -- 'the best magazine in America,' as one editor friend of mine told me." Back at New York's Manhattan headquarters, Daily Intel editor Chris Rovzar finished his last day before moving to Vanity Fair to edit its website with a playful goodbye blog post on the news blog.