Jimmy Vielkind leaving Times Union

jimmy vielkind hat bwAce Times Union political reporter Jimmy Vielkind is leaving the paper to join Capital New York's expanding Albany bureau, TU capitol bureau chief Casey Seiler announced today.

Capital New York, a news website that's focused mostly on New York City politics and culture, was recently acquired by Robert Albritton, the owner of DC political news factory Politico. The plan is apparently to turn Capital New York into a sort of Politico for New York State. Last week, one of Politico's co-founders said Capital New York planned to hire six new reporters for its Albany bureau. (So... who gets poached next?) [Capital New York] [NYT] [Bloomberg]

Earlier on AOA: Interesting in 2010: Jimmy Vielkind

photo: Jimmy Vielkind Twitter


Congrats again Jimmy!

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