DNAinfo hires WNYC’s Colby Hamilton to cover City Hall

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Colby Hamilton. (WNYC.org)
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WNYC reporter Colby Hamilton has been hired away by DNAinfo to be its new City Hall reporter.

The local digital news site has been without a lead political reporter since Jill Colvin left to take a job at The New York Observer in April.

When Hamilton started at WNYC in July 2011 (after writing about politics for this site), it was to take over the political blog I launched at the public radio station's website, called The Empire. But after the 2011 election cycle, the blog essentially went away, and as Hamilton put it, he "moved into the news room" of the radio station.

"Writing about politics is the thing I always wanted to do," he said in a brief interview, and the job at DNAInfo will put more focus on writing.

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