ProPublica Hires Six Staffers

Politico‘s Michael Calderone reports that ProPublica, the investigative unit helmed by former WSJ managing editor Paul Steiger, hired six staffers. From the release:

ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest, today announced further additions to its news staff. Eric Umansky, former “Today’s Papers” columnist for Slate, is senior writer and will become the lead daily contributor to ProPublica’s enhanced Web site, which will launch later this Spring. Susan White, former enterprise editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, will become an editor at ProPublica. Sheri Fink, MD, Christina Jewett of the Sacramento Bee, Abrahm Lustgarten, formerly of Fortune, and Joaquin Sapien, formerly of the Center for Public Integrity, are joining ProPublica as reporters.