RD Recap: Politico Names New Editor; Mediaite Is Adding a Sports Vertical

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Politico announces that Carrie Budoff Brown will take over as editor following the November presidential election. She had been managing editor of the publication’s European newsroom, a job she took after serving as White House correspondent between 2009 and 2014. “There have been moments in Politico’s history when we really benefited from an outside perspective,” publisher and editor in chief John Harris said of the decision. “In this instance, I’ve thought we’ve never had more talent residing in our newsroom right now, and I thought it was a wonderful thing to be able to find someone within our newsroom.” Current editor Susan Glasser will become chief foreign affairs columnist and director of editorial innovation, a position she’ll hold from Jerusalem, where she’s moving because her husband, Peter Baker, is The New York Times’ new bureau chief in the city…

BuzzFeed loses White House correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro. He’s off to Vice News to work for the new HBO show… Nathan Coyle leaves Refinery29 for Domino Media Group, where he’ll be CEO. The former Creative Artists Agency executive joined Refinery29 in 2013… A.B. Stoddard moves from The Hill to RealClearPolitics. She’ll be associate editor… Mediaite hires Joe DePaolo as editor of the site’s forthcoming sports vertical… Jason Kleinman joins Hearst Magazines Digital Media as vice president of brand solutions. He had been senior vice president of Guardian Labs and brand partnerships at Guardian News and Media… And there are changes at The New York Times and more