On Friday afternoon, Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson sent a memo to staff signaling to them that they officially have a new editor for at least for six weeks while all parties see if it’s a good fit. As we reported yesterday, his Tim Cavanaugh, formerly of Reason and the non-pornographic Suck.com.
“I want to be completely clear that although he hasn’t yet signed a permanent contract with us, Tim is now the executive editor, and I expect him to be treated as such,” Carlson wrote, adding that he’s traveling this week but to do all they can to welcome him.
See the full memo. I’m pleased to announce that Tim Cavanaugh will begin work as our executive editor on Monday. Tim has had a long and varied career in the word business, beginning in the 1990s as the editor-in-chief of Suck.com, one of the earliest (and despite the name, non-pornographic) web-based news sites, extending to his recent work as the screenwriter of Home Run Showdown, a 2012 movie with Dean Cain. Along the way, he ran the LA Times’ opinion section online, and worked at Reason as a writer and editor. He’s back in Washington after years on the West Coast, and we’re glad to have him.
Tim has agreed to stay with us for at least six weeks, to see if it’s a good fit for all. I have high hopes. I want to be completely clear that although he hasn’t yet signed a permanent contract with us, Tim is now the executive editor, and I expect him to be treated as such. His vote is the tie-breaker, and he will assign stories. I think you’ll like him.
I’m traveling this coming week, but will be in close contact with Tim and many of you. Please do all you can to help and welcome him. Thanks.