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8. made the right call

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Jennifer 8. LeeAbout a year ago, the L.A. Times tried to woo New York Times "Circuits" reporter Jennifer 8. Lee to jump papers, proposing she come to cover immigration. Instead, she traded up to the NYT Washington bureau, and now the New York Sun writes that the 27-year-old Harvard grad with the quirky byline (a teenage affectation, spelled Eight on her driver's license) has become a grand maven of D.C. entertaining.

In just a year in Washington, Ms. Lee has fashioned a high-powered and occasionally raucous social circuit around the brunches and barbeques, dinner parties and poker nights, holiday soirees, and intimate concerts she hosts on a nearly weekly basis in her penthouse loft...

"Jenny is the Pamela Harriman and Katharine Graham for D.C.ís younger set," says Adam Kovacevich, 27, the deputy press secretary for Senator Liebermanís presidential campaign."

Harold Meyerson of the LA Weekly has been a guest, the Sun says. (Link from Romenesko).

Update: Wonkette reveals the story is mostly just Harvard classmates talking themselves up...


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