BIG CATCH: Tina Brown has poached yet another longtime staffer from The Washington Post. Robin Givhan, the 2006 Pulitzer Prize criticism winner and fashion editor for the newspaper, is joining Newsweek and The Daily Beast as special correspondent, style and culture. "I obviously didn't make the decision to leave quickly or without a lot of soul-searching," Givhan told WWD. "I've been a sniffling, blubbering wreck for the last few days. The Post has been an unbelievable place to work. But I think it was time for me to have a new adventure, and Tina's vision of what Newsweek can be is incredibly enticing and, I think, spot-on."
Brown stated how pleased she was that "Robin Givhan is bringing her stylish pen, reportorial rigueur and keen cultural insight to Newsweek and The Daily Beast. It will be wonderful to work with her." In mid-October it was revealed that Howard Kurtz would leave the Post and his longtime position as media and investigative reporter to become Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast. Givhan will also be based in DC.
Givhan has worked at the Post for 15 years. In 2009, she began covering Michelle Obama and the White House and her book, "Michelle: Her First Year as First Lady" was published in conjunction with the Post earlier this year.
— Amy Wicks