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Yahoo! Snags Daily Beast’s Andrew Romano as West Coast Correspondent (Exclusive)

The former Newsweek journo will join in mid-August

Yahoo! continues to staff up its news operation.

The internet giant has hired Andrew Romano, a senior writer at The Daily Beast, to come aboard as West Coast Correspondent. Romano previously worked at Newsweek, which split with The Daily Beast in 2013.

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“There aren’t many news organizations these days investing in experienced journalists, longform narratives, and cutting-edge technology all at the same time,” Romano said in statement to TheWrap. “Yahoo is. I can’t wait to join the team.”

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The move reunites Romano with former Newsweek colleagues Michael Isikoff, Yahoo!’s new chief investigative correspondent; Daniel Klaidman, the new deputy editor; and Holly Bailey, a national correspondent who’s been with Yahoo the last four years.