The Huffington Post has announced a slew of new members of its stable of reporters this morning, marking the first such wave of hires to its reporting team since teaming up with Aol. Chances are, you’ll recognize some of the names in the bunch.
Michael Calderone (pictured), formerly Yahoo’s senior media reporter, has been named HuffPost’s new senior media reporter. Trymaine Lee leaves The New York Times to become the site’s new senior reporter. The New York Daily News‘ Michael McAuliffe has been named senior congressional reporter. The Daily‘s Jon Ward has been named HuffPost’s senior political reporter. Soon-to-be Harvard grad Bonnie Kavoussi has been named business reporter, and, finally, freelance writer and Unigo (a site devoted to college students and graduates) founding editor Lucas Kavner has been named entertainment reporter.
The hires demonstrate the newly-formed Huffington Post Media Group’s dedication to original reporting – perhaps, although it’s still too soon to tell, over the site’s popularity as a news aggregator. Or, as Group editor in chief and HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington phrased it, the hires reflect the Group’s goals of delivering “engaging and high-impact journalism.”
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