Dylan Byers has been on the media beat for Politico for three-plus years, most recently on station here in Venice. He announced today that he is moving to CNN, where among others the former New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter is now a staple. Stelter was allowed to break the news:
Now here's a great media scoop: Dylan Byers, the superbly well-sourced media reporter at Politico, is joining CNNMoney and CNN Politics.
Byers will be our senior reporter for media and politics, covering the intersection of the two increasingly-connected worlds.
He'll start on September 14, just in time for CNN's Republican presidential primary debate on September 16.
Byers is a scoop machine. When I've been offline for more than a few hours, the way I see what I've missed is by checking his Twitter feed.
Soon we'll be working together on stories instead of trying to beat each other to them.
He'll also contribute to "Reliable Sources" and other CNN programs.
1) I am extremely excited & honored to be joining the CNN Media & Politics teams, which are killing it on all fronts http://t.co/JxVkLDXj2C— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) September 2, 2015
2) I leave with the utmost respect for @POLITICO, and extreme gratitude for the team & everything they taught me in my 3 1/2 years there...— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) September 2, 2015