CNN Politics Continues Hiring Binge, Snags NY Times, Fox News Staffers

The digital team added five staffers this week on top of last week’s big hire of The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson

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CNN continued beefing up its digital team this week, hiring 5 new staffers for breaking news and political coverage.

The network’s digital team hired Gregg Birnbaum over from the New York Daily News as senior editor for CNN Money; Tanzina Vega from the New York Times as a digital correspondent; Karl de Vries from from Fox News as breaking news editor; Teddy Schleifer from the Houston Chronicle to report on money and politics and Alex Lee as associate producer.

The hires come after the network snagged veteran Washington Post political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson last week to join as digital’s senior political reporter.

Earlier in March, CNN snagged and ABC News’ Jeff Zeleny to be its senior Washington correspondent.

Although the network laid off about 300 staffers in 2014, it has been aggressive in its attempt to build a strong digital unit through its CNN Politics and CNN Money sites.

A CNN spokesperson told TheWrap the network and digital will continue beefing up its team as 2016 approaches.