NJ Takes Politico‘s Kraushaar, Promotes Wilson

National Journal‘s new EIC Ron Fournier announced today changes at the Hotline including the promotion of Reid Wilson and the hire of Politico‘s Josh Kraushaar. Reid will fill the spot left by Amy Walter who recently took a new gig as political director for ABC News and Josh will serve as Hotline’s new Executive Editor.

The hire of Kraushaar follows this week’s announcement that WSJ reporter Yochi Dreazen will join NJ as a senior correspondent covering military affairs and national security.

Memo from Fournier below:

Reid Wilson and Josh Kraushaar, two of the best chroniclers of congressional and national politics, are teaming up once again to help lead the Hotline. The two Hotline alums co-hosted a political show on XM radio during the ’08 elections and co-authored a blog on campaigns and elections for Politico and Real Clear Politics. They join a tremendously talented and hard working team, including Senate/Governor guru Quinn McCord and House race expert Tim Sahd.
Currently the editor of Hotline’s On Call blog, Reid Wilson will be serving as Hotline’s interim Editor-in-Chief. A solid reporter and lightning-fast writer, Reid took On Call to unprecedented heights. Since he started in November, traffic to the site has increased 100%. Reid has reported on politics for The Hill and Real Clear Politics and was named a rising star by Politico in the ’08 cycle. He was a staff writer for Hotline from August of 2005 until January of 2007.

Josh, Hotline’s new Executive Editor, comes to us from Politico where he has spent years breaking political news and covering and analyzing campaigns. He’s known to many in this building as the former editor of House Race Hotline. Josh will bring his insight, energy and great sources to The Hotline’s already formidable political staff.

Ron Fournier
National Journal Group