A new City Hall bureau chief for the 'New York Post': Yoav Gonen
The New York Post has a new City Hall bureau chief, multiple sources are telling Capital.
Yoav Gonen will take the role, which opened when David Seifman was recently promoted to political editor after more than three decades covering City Hall.
Most recently, Gonen was an education reporter at the Post. He'll be teaming up with Sally Goldenberg, who's been breaking lots of news on the beat.
"He's considered a star internally," said one insider. (He's also a house-music DJ on the side!)
The news is evidence that Seifman's new role as political editor, which covers national and state politics as well as local, is one the paper is taking seriously: insider skeptics imagined he'd never actually be extracted from City Hall, where his connections are deep and hard-won.
Our sources tell us that in addition to Goldenberg and Gonen, Beth DeFalco, who's been filling in on the Albany beat since Erik Kriss left the state bureau-chief post in April for a job with AARP, will be working the City Hall beat as well. The move appears to leave the Post without any Albany firepower at the moment apart from semi-retired state editor-cum-columnist Fred Dicker.
Gonen and DeFalco did not immediately return emails seeking comment, nor did a spokesperson for the Post.
They're the latest additions to a new crop of City Hall reporters as news outlets get their teams in place ahead of this fall's heated mayoral contest.