The Huffington Post Taps MSNBC News Analyst Howard Fineman as Senior Political Editor

MSNBC news analyst Howard Fineman joined The Huffington Post as senior political editor, where he will cover national politics and work with HuffPost’s Washington, D.C.-based politics team, while continuing to work with the cable network.

Fineman was also senior Washington correspondent and columnist for Newsweek. At MSNBC, he is a regular contributor to Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and The Rachel Maddow Show, also occasionally appearing on NBC’s Today.

HuffPost co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington said:

We’re thrilled to welcome Howard Fineman, one of the nation’s leading political reporters, to our team. I have long admired Howard’s coverage of politics, including his astute analysis of all the key players and his understanding of history, which helps put today’s headlines in context. With his wealth of experience — he’s interviewed every major presidential candidate since 1985 — he will enrich our coverage and be an invaluable resource for our reporters and editors.

And Fineman added:

The digital world is where the action is in my line of work, and The Huffington Post is at the center of the new paradigm. It’s the best and liveliest online newspaper. But the site also is something entirely new: a mix of journalism as we know (and knew it) and social-networking and crowd-sourcing — all of which are shaping the news business in unpredictable yet exciting ways. I look forward to working with the sharp and hard-working editors and reporters at HuffPost, along with their dynamic and pioneering leader, Arianna Huffington.