Although Tina Brown beefed up her Newsweek/Daily Beast staff with the addition of two fresh voices yesterday, she did lose correspondent Benjy Sarlin to Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo. Sarlin joins TPM as it prepares to launch its 2012 election coverage. Marshall is eager to have Sarlin aboard at TPM.
Benjy is a great new addition to the DC reporting team we’re building at TPM. Before making his name at the New York Sun and The Daily Beast, Benjy was an intern at TPM way back in 2007. So we’re excited to welcome Benjy back into the TPM family.
In addition to The Daily Beast, Sarlin previously worked at the now defunct New York Sun.