Journal vet Margaret de Streel will take the post
Bio: Joe Pompeo is a senior reporter at Capital, where he covers media. He was previously a reporter at Yahoo News, Business Insider and The New York Observer.
The shift also has the effect of bringing two more people into the Capital masthead: Roy Schwartz and Kim Kinglsey will serve as chief revenue officer and chief operating officer, respectively.
“Many people have wanted to write our obituary in the past, and it is wishful thinking. We’re not going anywhere,” the loyal Post soldier, who now runs the business side of the paper as well as overseeing its web operation, told the magazine. “We have one of the best brands in the business.”
"He's a hard-working kid," said a veteran News staffer. "No errors, no attitude."
One source saw the famously abrasive editor "with his feet up on his desk reading the paper." But that's about all we know so far.
The fact-checking desk at The New Yorker is known for producing some of the industry's most prominent writers, editors and journalists. But often not for The New Yorker. Former fact checkers Ben McGrath and Raffi Khatchadourian made the leap, and so did Amy Davidson, but most leave the magazine after a few years. And then, sometimes, they come back.
Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio attended a private meeting with a number of leading New York City business officials yesterday, including Rupert Murdoch, the head of New Corp who has taken a particular interest in trying to reshape public education; Robert Thomson, the chief executive of Murdoch's media company, New Corp, and Mort Zuckerman, the wealthy real estate developer who also publishes the Daily News.
Bell was in the running for the job and had recently been in discussions with Twitter, sources told Capital, but she plans to remain at Columbia running the Tow Center.
In just three weeks he's hired nearly two dozen staffers, rethought the magazine with an almost entirely new masthead and, in the early morning hours today, released his inaugural issue.
The regional newspaper, which covers Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, caused a national controversy 10 months ago for publishing the names and addresses of handgun-permit holders.