Laura Rozen, Politico‘s chief foreign policy reporter, is leaving the publication for Yahoo News!
Yahoo News!’s Michael Calderone, the former media writer for Politico, broke the news earlier today. Rozen will be stationed out of the Washington bureau. She’ll write a new blog called The Envoy.
Though she has a cadre of high-powered sources, it’s known that she rubs some of her fellow State Department beat reporters the wrong way. We attempted to reach her for comment, but her voicemail mailbox is full and cannot accept messages at this time. We also emailed her.
Rozen went to work for Politico in August 2009. She had previously been employed for Foreign Policy Magazine. At the time, VandeHarris called “The Cable,” which was Rozen’s web column, “a must read for the Washington foreign policy community and beyond.” They released that news to staff in an internal memo.
Rozen’s new bosses seem equally enthused by her. In release, Dave Morgan, Yahoo!’s executive editor of North American audiences, said “the addition of Laura to The Upshot team is another example of how the Yahoo! News blogs have established themselves not only as a home to one of the industry’s largest audiences, but also a magnet for the industry’s best talent.”
It is uncertain whether Politico‘s “Laura Rozen: On Foreign Policy” blog will remain once Rosen goes. Obviously her name will depart. But will a new one fill her space, or will it be more generic like On Media that once bore Calderone’s name and cartoon graphic? “It’s simply too early for us to know what we’ll be doing long-term,” Editor-in-Chief John Harris told FishbowlDC by email. “We do not have a near-term replacement for Laura so this blog will go on hiatus at least for a while.”
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