Gabe Sherman has two revolving door notes to fill us in on:
Four months after her bombshell revelation in the Valerie Plame mess, Time’s Viveca Novak has now left the magazine. She was one of three staffers in the D.C. bureau to take Time Inc.’s most recent buyout. “She voluntarily resigned,” managing editor Jim Kelly told Sherman. Novak has been on leave since she became a surprise witness in Patrick Fitzgerald‘s investigation, testifying about she had conversations with Karl Rove‘s lawyer. She’d initially kept her editors in the dark about her role in the case, which evidently didn’t win herself any friends in Time’s management. She’s been on leave since then.
Over at the New York Times, Congressional reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg will be moving to cover the White House, filling the paper’s last vacancy on that beat. Stolberg will be take Elisabeth Bumiller‘s post, as Bumiller is scheduled to begin a year-long book leave in June to write a bio of Condoleezza Rice. “I’m honored the Times thought of me,” Stolberg told Sherman Friday. “I think I have big shoes to fill.” Earlier this year, Jim Rutenberg took the White House slot left vacant by the promotion of Richard Stevenson to deputy Washington bureau chief.