Michael Moynihan Joins Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Michael Moynihan is joining Newsweek/The Daily Beast as cultural news editor. Moynihan is perhaps best known for breaking the story on Jonah Lehrer’s fabrications.

Moynihan’s work has appeared in such publications as Politico, Tablet magazine, ReasonThe Wall Street Journal and many more. He was also previously a managing editor of Vice.

Moynihan joins Newsweek/The Daily Beast on October 3. The memo from Tina Brown announcing the addition of Moynihan is below.

Dear NewsBeasters,

I’m thrilled to announce that Michael Moynihan is joining The Daily Beast as Cultural News Editor, focusing on the intersection of culture and politics, social issues and business and other key issues, and helping drive the Beast’s coverage of the hot stories of the day. He’ll also review books for the site and write for Newsweek. Michael, best known most recently for exposing the fabrications of New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer, has been a columnist for Tablet magazine, a contributing editor to Reason magazine, and a regular book reviewer for the Wall Street Journal. He was formerly the managing editor of Vice magazine and a resident fellow at the Swedish policy institute Timbro. His writing has appeared in the Wilson Quarterly, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Politico, Los Angeles Times, Utne Reader, Commentary, and numerous other publications.

Michael joins us on Oct. 3. Please join me in welcoming him to The Daily Beast and Newsweek.