The Daily Beast Strikes Again, Names Howard Kurtz Washington Bureau Chief

Whether or not Newsweek has anything to do with it, The Daily Beast announced its second high-profile hire in as many days, following Monday’s news of the addition of David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World, with Tuesday’s naming of The Washington Post media reporter and CNN Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz as Washington bureau chief.

Kurtz, who will continue to host Reliable Sources, said, “I’ve wanted to work with [The Daily Beast founder] Tina Brown forever — well, for a long time — and I’m incredibly impressed by the energy and creativity of The Daily Beast staff. After a lifetime in newspapers, I’m ready for the challenge of fast-paced online journalism.”

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