Greene To Politico

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The BBC News website’s Washington correspondent Richard Allen Greene (seen above on vacation with his daughter) is leaving the BBC after almost seven years to join the Politico. He will be deputy managing editor of Politico.com, taking over day-to-day operations of the website starting on Monday. In Washington for the BBC he focused on the 08 race, with forays into everything from baseball to military bloggers to African-American roots research. He had his first big story that generated over a million hits online with the death of Anna Nicole Smith and he’s happy to tell you that, despite the naysayers, he’s very proud of his Anna Nicole Smith coverage.

The BBC has sent Laura Smith-Spark from London to replace him.