Daniel Klaidman is joining Yahoo News as deputy editor. Klaidman comes to the site from The Daily Beast, where he served as national political correspondent.
“Dan is an exceptional choice for deputy editor of Yahoo News,” said Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, in a statement. “He is known for his talent in guiding writers and reporters, conceiving high-impact original stories, reacting quickly and creatively to breaking news and managing a large and active newsroom. He will make a huge contribution to the Yahoo News team.”
Prior to his time at The Daily Beast, Klaidman served as Newsweek’s managing editor from 2006 to 2011. He also served as the magazine’s Washington bureau chief from 2001 to 2006. Klaidman joined Newsweek in 1996.
Klaidman’s appointment is effective immediately.