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Washington Examiner snaps up National Review’s Betsy Woodruff

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In what continues to be an exodus of sorts at National Review, Betsy Woodruff is leaving for the Washington Examiner. She worked at National Review for two years. She was formerly an intern at the Examiner.

She’s the fifth reporter to jump ship in the past several months.

Woodruff told Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a story published earlier today, “I’m really excited to be at the Examiner, but I’m going to miss my NR colleagues a ton.”

See the memo below from Editor-in-Chief Stephen Smith.

I’m pleased to announce that Betsy Woodruff, who has been writing for National Review for nearly two years, will be joining the Washington Examiner as Political Writer.

Veterans of the Examiner newspaper will remember Betsy as a versatile summer intern in 2011. She graduated the following year from Hillsdale College, where she was opinion editor of the student newspaper, and in June 2012 she became the William F. Buckley Fellow at the National Review Institute.

She has been a prolific blogger, turned out feature stories for NRO and National Review magazine, and appeared on the Fox Business Network, Blaze TV, Morning Joe, All In with Chris Hayes, and numerous radio programs.

At the Examiner, Betsy becomes part of our political team, reporting from Washington on the key Senate and House elections this fall. She will also help out on Capitol Hill, and write pieces on political and popular culture that will appear every week or so on our website and in the Examiner magazine.

Please join me in welcoming Betsy to our merry band.

Cheers, Steve