‘News’ recruits longtime ‘Post’ TV critic Linda Stasi
Linda Stasi, longtime TV critic at the New York Post, recently announced she had left her full-time job at the Post to freelance for the paper while working on her next novel.
But now it looks like Stasi will be freelancing for another New York tabloid instead: The Daily News announced today that she will begin writing a column for the paper's Sunday edition starting this week.
A News spokesman confirmed Stasi will no longer be writing for the Post.
"I have been a huge fan of Linda’s ever since I worked with her for five years at the Post," said News editor-in-chief Colin Myler in a statement. "She is a smart, sassy and a brilliant writer. I am delighted that she is joining our strong stable of columnists."
"Growing up in Hicksville, Long Island, Sunday wasn’t Sunday in our house without the News," said Stasi, also in a prepared statement. "I am thrilled and honored to add my voice to the paper that defines this city – the good, the bad and the ugly, especially during Primary and Fashion Week when we’re overloaded with good, bad and, wow, that is so ugly."
Competition between the News and the Post is heating up again now that the Post has relaunched its website and is aiming to cut into the national market share that its rival has already been getting a piece of.
UPDATE: A reader notes that this is not Stasi's first go-round at the News: She covered gossip and other topics for the tabloid in the mid-90s.
[Ed. Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Stasi will be writing for both tabloids. She will only be writing for the News.]