Gawker Media Hires New Blogger

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A short item on gorkana picked up on Gawker Media’s recent hiring of reporter Ryan Tate (pictured). Tate’s currently over at the San Francisco Business Times, where his beat covers San Francisco restaurants and hotels along with East Bay real estate. His last day on the job will be Friday, January 18.

We don’t have GM’s word on which of their blogs he’ll be working at, but given that he’s quitting his day job, our suspicion is falling on Gawker.com — especially given the recent masthead stability of their Bay Area site Valleywag.com.

Gawker Media did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

In other Gawker-related news, former editor Emily Gould has picked up a consultant gig over at the (very good) Judeohipster site Jewcy. Recommended reading there is her very religion-free Indiana Jones post.