Mediaite senior editor and former TVNewser editor Steve Krakauer is becoming part of the media rather than covering it, joining CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, which will debut in January, as digital producer.

Krakauer was part of the team that launched Mediate in July 2009. Prior to that, he served as editor of sister blog TVNewser and participated in the NBC page program.

Piers Morgan Tonight executive producer Jonathan Wald said:

Steve has been a leading voice in the digital world, reporting on cable news, politics, and pop culture. He’ll be a great addition to the CNN team and will be instrumental in driving Piers Morgan Tonight beyond its one hour of television and into a more active online experience.