The Battle of ‘Darrens’: The Hill’s Hires the ‘Best’ Energy Reporter

As of late, The Hill has shed reporters to Bloomberg News and Politico. Steadily, the publication is starting to replace them.

The two big hires:
•Shane D’Aprile from Politics magazine.
•Darren Goode from Congress Daily.

Darren Goode: ‘News too
good to hold’

This Darren aside, there’s another “Darren” on the energy media landscape. Politico recently hired Darren Samuelsohn of Greewire/Energy & Environment Daily to head up its energy reporting and claimed the same thing about him — that he’s the best in the business. That publication also called it “news too good to hold.”

Editor Hugo Gurdon released this internal memo to staff via e-mail Monday afternoon:

“There are a couple of really pleasing new hires I want to tell you about.

Shane D’Aprile will be joining us from Politics magazine. He’ll be a full-time campaigns reporter/blogger, teaming up with Sean Miller, and his expertise in the business side of campaigns, with contacts among media buyers and the like, will add a new dimension to our coverage.

And in news too good to hold, I can tell you that Darren Goode write on energy and environmental issues both for the paper and the E2 Wire. When we ask experts in the field whose reporting they read, they say “Well, Darren, of course, and then…”

Shane and Darren will be here this month, and will continue the exciting growth of our print and online news operation.”