ABC Snaps Up Liz Marlantes

Liz Marlantes, formerly a national political writer for the Christian Science Monitor, will join ABC News as a general assignment correspondent based in the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau, according to our cousin TVNewser.

You might remember Liz as one of the three up-and-comers on the campaign trail Howard Kurtz profiled last year, where he explained, “With a master’s in English literature from Oxford, she was hired by the Monitor with no journalism experience, and fairly bubbles with enthusiasm.”

She’s already had an impressive stint as a TV commentator, but alas she already knows that the glamour of TV is not all it is cracked up to be:

“I’ve had people contact me from the campaigns: ‘Hey, saw you on TV,’ ” Marlantes says. “The fact that people recognize you by face makes you easier for people to talk to. I thought now maybe they’ll give me all this great information — and that didn’t happen.”

Welcome to George Stephanopoulos’s Hell, Liz.