Sumathi Reddy to Cover NYC Restaurants for The Wall Street Journal

Sumathi Reddy, general assignment reporter for Newsday, is joining The Wall Street Journal‘s New York team to write about restaurants, reports the New York Observer.

The hire is part of the Journal‘s ongoing efforts to take on The New York Times, according to the Observer. The Journal‘s new metro section, originally expected on April 12, is now slated to appear on April 26.

The Journal has been making several changes of late in the food space. Last week, the paper added Jay McInerney and Lettie Teague as wine columnists, and dropped restaurant critic Raymond Sokolov earlier this month.