Revolving Door: Oliver Darcy Heads to CNN; Alexis Madrigal Returns to The Atlantic

The publications keep racking up names

Oliver Darcy, the Business Insider politics editor who of late has been publishing insider-style looks into the conflicted newsrooms of right-leaning publications, is taking his talents to CNN, where he will be a senior media writer.

Prior to joining Business Insider in June of last year, Darcy had been at TheBlaze and had been deputy managing editor at the time of his departure.

“I’m very excited to join CNN and grateful for the opportunity to work with the best media team in the business,” he told Fishbowl.

In a memo to staff, Alex Koppelman, CNN’s senior editor, media, describes Darcy as a “dogged reporter with a keen eye for the stories that matter.” When Darcy starts at CNN next month, he will have a beat similar to his current one at Business Insider. “Oliver will be reporting at the intersection of media and politics with an emphasis on issues related to misinformation and credibility,” writes Koppelman.

Over at The Atlantic, former staffer Alexis Madrigal returns, as a writer covering technology, science, business and trade. During his previous stint at The Atlantic, he had been technology editor and then deputy editor when he left in 2014.

In between his two turns at The Atlantic, he had been at Fusion, joining initially as Silicon Valley bureau chief. He was promoted to editor in chief in April 2015, stepping down from that role in October to become editor at large.

“Alexis is a super-creative journalist, an uncommonly incisive thinker about the problems and prospects of technological development for the human future, and a great colleague,” said TheAtlantic.com editor J.J. Gould in a statement. “It’s a tremendous thing to have him back.”