Politico Steals Top NJ Health Reporter

Stealing reporters is par for the course amongst publications covering Capitol Hill. Today Politico Pro announces the new hire of NJ‘s Matt DoBias.

Before NJ, DoBias was the Washington Bureau Chief of Modern Healthcare for five years.

See the memo from Politico Pro Editor Tim Grieve that brags of other reporters they’ve stolen from other publications…

Pro’s Health Care team is having a huge impact. In just a few short months, Pro has become the dominant, go-to source for anyone interested in the implementation of health care reform across the country.  The readers are noticing that this is the place to be – and so are some of the best health care reporters in Washington.  David Nather came over from Bloomberg just before launch.  Jason Millman joined us from The Hill last month.  And I’m very happy to announce that Matt DoBias will be joining us from National Journal next week.

Matt is a terrific journalist who has done great work as the senior health care reporter on NJ’s team.  He’s also a really good guy.  When he walked into our newsroom for an interview recently, it was like old home week – virtually everyone on our health care team knows him well and considers him a friend.  Before signing on with NJ, Matt worked for a number of health care trade publications, most recently as Washington bureau chief for Modern Healthcare.

I’m also very happy to report that Brett Norman will be joining Pro’s health care team next month after he moves down from New York.  Brett is a thoughtful reporter and terrific writer – a University of Chicago and Columbia J-School grad who wrote for the Pensacola Journal and Part B News before becoming a science writer at The Rockefeller University. Diane Webber and I have had our eyes on Brett since before Pro launched, and I’m thrilled that Pro’s growth makes it possible to bring him on board now.

Please join me in welcoming Matt and Brett to POLITICO and to Pro.