RD Recap: Peter Hamby Leaves CNN for Snapchat; Changes at NY Daily News

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorWow. Peter Hamby, CNN’s digital national political reporter and the face of HambyCast, leaves the network for Snapchat, where he’ll be head of news. He’ll still contribute to CNN at least through the 2016 elections, but he’s officially an employee of the three-year-old startup that’s trying to break into the news world. “Snapchat is one of the most exciting young companies in the world,” Hamby tells Politico. “They have a big and growing audience, and we’ve seen Discover is a huge success. Their live stories around big events, around places both here and abroad, the potential to take users to new places–we can see some application of that with news.”…

The New York Daily News loses Oren Yaniv, who moves to a senior communications officer position at the Brooklyn district attorney’s office. He had been a beat reporter covering the Brooklyn courts. Additionally, transit reporter Pete Donohue walks out the door of the paper that Mort Zuckerman is desperate to sell… The Los Angeles Times moves national political editor Cathleen Decker to the role of political columnist, where she’ll write exclusively about California politics. The search for her replacement is underway… Read More