Prior to his four month stint at the Daily News, Birnbaum served as deputy managing editor for Politico. He previously spent nine years at The New York Post.
“Gregg will lead our breaking news coverage in the early hours each day, beginning at 6am,” wrote CNNMoney executive editor Lex Haris, in a memo. “He’ll be looking for the most important stories, those with the most impact, and opportunities to make some news too. Gregg is all about breaking news.”
Birnbaum begins his new role April 6.