Jonathan Lemire Leaves the AP for Politico

From a Politico press release:

Jonathan Lemire, one of the most versatile and trusted reporters on the White House beat, will be joining us as our new bureau chief this November, helping to spearhead our coverage of the current administration. And Max Tani, a scoop-hungry media reporter, will be joining us as a member of our West Wing Playbook team this December….

Jonathan comes to us from The Associated Press, where he covered two presidential administrations, first Donald Trump and now Joe Biden. He broke scores of stories and wrote authoritative analysis while covering the day-to-day workings of both presidencies. He did it all, somehow, while averaging 3.5 hours of sleep each night. Jonathan has been a longtime political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and it was just announced on “Morning Joe” that he will be the host of MSNBC’s “Way Too Early,” a show that lives up to its name.

Jonathan is also writing a book, “THE BIG LIE: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics after 2020,” due out in fall 2022….

Jonathan previously covered New York City and State politics. Before joining the AP in 2013, he spent more than a decade at the New York Daily News. He grew up in Massachusetts and lives with his wife, the journalist Carrie Melago, and their two sons….

Max Tani has been a reporter for The Daily Beast since 2018, regularly unearthing information about the operations of top media organizations including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, MSNBC, the Hollywood Reporter, and Condé Nast….

Before The Daily Beast, Max covered politics and media for Business Insider, including during the 2016 campaign….He also helped launch Slate’s successful podcast Working, and got his start in D.C. as a freelancer writing about local music for Washington City Paper….

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