NBC News announced today that theGrio.com is “expanding its editorial team and building out its political coverage” with WaPo‘s Perry Bacon, Jr. as the site’s Political Editor. He’ll be based at NBC News’ Washington bureau starting December 19, 2011. In his new role, Bacon will both write and help develop theGrio.com’s political coverage. He will also be a contributor to MSNBC. (Politico‘s Mike Allen had an item about the news in this morning’s Playbook.)
His past…Bacon was a congressional and White House correspondent for WaPo and before that, a national political correspondent at TIME magazine. A native of Louisville, Ky., Bacon graduated from Yale with a degree in political science.