Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s chief strategist, has joined The Daily Beast as a columnist. “Stuart’s eclectic background and prodigious writing talent make him a wonderful addition to our team,” said Tina Brown, in a memo to staffers.
This is the second big political hire for the site this month. Jon Favreau, President Obama’s speechwriter, recently came aboard.
The full note from Brown is below.
Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, is the latest political heavy-hitter to sign on as a columnist at The Daily Beast. We’re thrilled to have Stuart, along with President Obama’s former speechwriter Jon Favreau who joined us earlier this month, as important voices providing commentary on the political scene. Stuart’s eclectic background and prodigious writing talent make him a wonderful addition to our team. He is the author of five books. His articles on politics and sports have been published in The New York Times, Esquire, Outside Magazine, andThe Washington Post. He has also written extensively for television, including the Emmy Award winning series “Northern Exposure,” “Commander in Chief,” and HBO’s “K Street.”
Says Stuart, ‘The Daily Beast has emerged as an engaging and important voice in the national conversation and I look forward to contributing.’
Please join me in welcoming Stuart!