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Josh Rogin and Eli Lake To Leave Daily Beast Womb

When it’s time to leave the belly of the beast, you just know.

So it is with The Daily Beast‘s dynamic national security/foreign policy duo of Josh Rogin and Eli Lake, who are leaving the news outlet for other pastures. HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone hints that their new stomping grounds is possibly Bloomberg View, but nothing is confirmed.

Image-1Then again, one Daily Beast employee, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, remarked, “Josh and Eli’s departure will be a huge blow to the Beast, but I don’t blame them for going to Bloomberg. It’s a huge coup for them.”

Executive Editor Noah Schactman‘s email from earlier today to staff:


Most of you guys know this already — but Josh Rogin and Eli Lake are in their last few weeks here at The Beast.

We’re sad to be parting ways with Josh and Eli. They’re great reporters and great guys. But it makes sense for everyone involved. We wish them luck at their new gig.

In the next few weeks, we’ll be announcing new members of our global news and national security team – aggressive and independent reporters who cover Washington and the world without fear or favor. They’ll join Chris Dickey, Kim Dozier, Tim Mak, Chris Allbritton, Jamie Dettmer, Anna Nemtsova, Jake Siegel, and myself for what we think is some of the best coverage of geopolitics in the business

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