CNN Digital Politics Snags WaPo’s Capachi

​CNN's Rachel Smolkin announced today that The Washington Post’s Casey Capachi is the latest addition to her growing digital politics team.

caseyCNN’s Rachel Smolkin announced today that The Washington Post’s Casey Capachi is the latest addition to her growing digital politics team. Capachi joins Jeff Simon as Smolkin’s second poach from WaPo in recent months, kindly giving POLITICO’s HR Department the day off.

Since October 2014 Smolkin has been preying on POLITICO, WaPo, Mashable, Yahoo!, AFP, The Hill, U.S. News, and C-SPAN.

A seemingly endless hunger for new hires, Smolkin’s memos never fail to note “more to come,” so…who’s next?

Below is the full staff note by Smolkin.


I’m very excited to announce that Casey Capachi will join CNN Politics Digital in March as an Associate Producer. Casey, who comes to us from The Washington Post, will be a member of our already-fabulous video team and also will work closely with Dianna Heitz’s new digital production team. She has worked at the Post as a video and Web producer, so she brings a great variety of skills in areas that we are looking to expand this year.

Also, a reminder that Hilary Krieger and Daniella Diaz both join us this week. Please join me in giving them a warm welcome.

More to come.