POLITICO Hires ‘Citizen Journo’ Daniel Lippman for Playbook

fc8fef994c6d7779cb66a4310822f4dc_400x400POLITICO’s executive editor Rick Berke last hour announced the full-time hire of Daniel Lippman. Lippman was profiled by POLITICO Click (R.I.P.) in 2009 for his email correspondence with DC media often identifying corrections and grammatical errors and offering suggestions – this when he was just a 19-year-old student at GW.

Lippman is set to serve as a researcher/reporter, with primary duties helping Mike Allen on Playbook and Capital Playbook. He has interned for The Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, and Reuters.

See the full memo after the jump. CoNgRaTs Daniel!

From: Rick Berke
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 2:52 PM
To: TP-Edit
Cc: Daniel Lippman
Subject: A New Colleague

Please welcome Daniel Lippman, who joined Politico today as a researcher/reporter, with primary duties helping Mike on Playbook and Capital Playbook.

Previously, he was a fellow covering environmental news for E&E Publishing and has also done internships with The Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers and Reuters. During a stint freelancing in 2013, Daniel traveled to the Turkish-Syrian border to cover the impact of the Syrian civil war for CNN.com and HuffPost. He graduated from GWU in 2012 and hails from the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

For years, Daniel has been well known to many of us for (very) frequent emails pointing out what he liked or did not like in our stories. He holds the distinction of probably being the only POLITICO staffer who was profiled by us when he was a college student:


Daniel started with us part-time in February, but his first day on staff was Monday, and, for now, his desk is near my office. His Twitter handle is @dlippman.