The Huffington Post Shuffles D.C. Bureau

The Huffington Post did some major shuffling at its bureau in Washington, D.C., as reported by Betsy Rothstein of sister blog FishbowlDC.

The moves: Nico Pitney is now executive editor, based in New York; Ryan Grim is Washington bureau chief; and Sam Stein will take on assignment editing, along with his duties as senior White House correspondent.

HuffPost co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington told FishbowlDC:

As the D.C. bureau has continued to expand, it’s become more important than ever to manage our resources effectively while allowing team members to play to their strengths. With Nico as our new executive editor, he’ll continue to add his flair and judgment in managing the front page, while helping oversee editorial team planning, supervising the training of new editors, and facilitating the close interaction between our edit and tech teams. As Washington bureau chief, Ryan will manage the Politics team while continuing to report. Sam Stein will also continue his work as our White House correspondent while overseeing story assignments.

Ryan has an amazing understanding of the nuts and bolts of how Washington works. But he never loses sight of the fact that, ultimately, politics isn’t a horse race and it isn’t a game — policies have a real impact on real people. He also has terrific sources on both sides of the aisle, and has shown a willingness to help direct and help his colleagues.