James Rainey has been covering media as a reporter since his bosses at the Los Angeles Times dropped his On the Media column last October, after three years. He will now post items to the paper's Politics Now blog, per Friday's note to the newsroom from national editor Roger Smith. Rainey had previously covered the presidential races in 2004 and 2008, and worked the City Hall beat during parts of the Tom Bradley and Richard Riordan administrations in the mayor's office.
From: Smith, Roger
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 1:40 PM
Subject: Jim Rainey joins Politics Nows
I’m pleased to announce that Jim Rainey has joined Politics Now as a political blogger, giving us a big boost as we thunder toward the Nov. 6 general election. He will be posting frequently on all manner of political topics with the flair he developed as a media columnist, and with the expertise he has acquired over many years of covering politics and politicians. His commentary, which is already appearing, will augment the already strong news and analysis reporting coming from the political team.