More news of shakeups out of POLITICO. Gregg Birnbaum announced yesterday on Twitter that he would be stepping down as deputy managing editor at POLITICO, and will join the New York Daily News as their new managing editor and head of political content.
This morning, Colin Myler, NYDN editor in chief, announced Birnbaum’s appointment in a staff memo:
I am delighted to announce that Gregg Birnbaum is appointed Managing Editor, Head of Political Content.
Gregg is joining us from Politico where he is currently a Deputy Managing Editor, supervising coverage of breaking news.
Before that, he was a government and politics reporter and editor at the New York Post holding the position of Political Editor for 10 years, managing bureaus in Washington, Albany and City Hall.
Gregg will be joining us on January 5.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank Joel for his sterling work for the past two years. He has been a valued colleague and I wish him every success in his new executive role at New York 1.
Birnbaum’s departure from POLITICO is part of a recent exodus of big names from the news organization that includes Dan Berman and Alex Burns.