Last August the Los Angeles Times announced it was "thrilled" to get Brandi Grissom from the hot nonprofit Texas Tribune, where she was managing editor. At the LAT she was hired to be Enterprise Editor on the Metro desk. "Grissom has been a force for outstanding investigative journalism," the editors said in a memo I posted. "She knows her way around data and video, and she has excelled as both an investigative reporter and editor."
Today, she announced on Twitter that she is leaving the LA Times for the Dallas Morning News. A smaller and less prestigious paper, but a high profile job: she will run the paper's bureau in the state capital. Sounds pretty happy about getting back to Texas:
Couldn't be more jazzed to announce that I'll be joining the @dallasnews July 20 as Austin bureau chief.— brandigrissom (@brandigrissom) June 9, 2015
Thanks so much! Going to miss you and all my great colleagues @latimes! Thanks for everything. https://t.co/BXJOLfOtxL— brandigrissom (@brandigrissom) June 9, 2015