Congratulations, John Avlon- The New Political Director for Newsweek & The Daily Beast

April 24th, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internal Memo

We just got word that John Avlon, who has been writing with The Beast since 2008, was promoted to political director. Many congratulations to John!

Here’s the email from Tina:

To: All Staff
From: Tina Brown

I am very pleased to share the news that John Avlon has been promoted to Political Director for Newsweek & The Daily Beast.

John has been with The Beast since 2008 as senior columnist, juggling his online and video commentary for us with his role as a CNN contributor and finding time to write 3 books – Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America (published by us – and endorsed by President Clinton), and co-authoring two volumes of “Deadline Artists”. He was Rudy Giuliani’s chief speechwriter while he served as mayor and is also the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics. John won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ award for best online column in 2012 – he will continue to write his column in his new role.

Says John, ‘over the past four years, I’ve enjoyed working with Tina and the talented writers at The Daily Beast and Newsweek spanning the spectrum of left, right and center. I’m looking forward to building on our reputation for excellence and edge in this new role, working with what I believe is the best team in the business.’

Please join me in congratulating John on this promotion!


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