According to an internal memo (via NYMag) from POLITICO Managing Editor Rachel Smolkin, two of the outlet’s top talent – senior writer Todd Purdum and media reporter Dylan Byers – are relocating to LA. Purdum’s wife, former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, recently took a position with Warner Brothers leading its communications. Byers is said to be relocating with his fiancé.
Smolkin squashes any notion of an expansion to California, as it recently did in New York when its parent company Albritton Communications purchased Capital New York.
We’re not sure we believe you, Ms. Smolkin.