Media

Politico making an LA move

state-capitol.jpgTwo of Politico's bigger names are relocating to Los Angeles from the East Coast. It sounds less strategic and more about personal situations, and one of them could have been predicted. Senior writer Todd Purdum will move back to LA with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, the former White House press secretary previously reported to be taking the top communications job at Warner Bros. Purdum used to be the New York Times bureau chief here. He told New York Magazine he will continue to write for Politico and Vanity Fair from LA.

Also heading west is media writer Dylan Byers. He's coming in June with his fiancee. "I'll continue to cover politics and media in Washington, New York, and around the country — but I love California and can't wait to get out there," he told New York. A memo circulated at Politico tells the rest of the staff that these two moves are isolated and not part of an westward expansion of the site — "...should in no way be seen as the second data point in a larger trend." Politico won't even be opening an office for now.



More by Kevin Roderick:
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
Bray-Ali support collapses over his web past
What would Ray Bradbury say?
Recent Media stories on LA Observed:
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
'SoCal Connected' gets new KCET season and exec producer
LA Times editor gets all serious: 'How could truth become so devalued?'
Cecilia Alvear, 77, trail blazing NBC News producer
Selected links: O'Reilly, LAT hires, Academy museum, Garcetti and more
Press freedom under Trump and the Festival of Books


 

LA Observed on Twitter