HuffPo Poaches NY Times Sunday Business Editor Timothy L. O’Brien

New York Times Sunday Business Section Editor Timothy L. O’Brien has signed on to become the Huffington Post‘s new National Editor.

“We are thrilled that Tim is joining us,” said Arianna Huffington, who will presumably be paying O’Brien. “He’s a world-class editor with a proven ability to bring out the best in the writers he works with, producing engaging, high-impact stories. His demonstrated ability to lead a team of journalists and his dedication to holding powerful institutions to account make him an ideal fit for The Huffington Post.”

O’Brien will write features and columns for HuffPo. But perhaps more importantly, he’ll oversee HuffPo’s writers and reporters in politics and culture. Naturally, he’ll still have a hand in the site’s business coverage as well.