After just a few months with Mediaite, Eddie Scarry is jumping ship and heading over to The Washington Examiner to cover media issues. The media beat is, more and more, becoming a staple area of coverage for many publications around Washington. He began working for Mediaite, founded by Dan Abrams, in July.
Before Mediaite, Scarry worked at TheBlaze as well as FishbowlDC.
A claim to fame: He was formerly an intern for the former gossip section at The Washington Examiner when it was a tabloid publication.
He was also Emily Miller‘s intern at Human Events.
Despite being threatened with torture, Scarry declined to offer a comment. Instead, he directed me to his new editor, Hugo Gurdon. (Full disclosure: This whole thing is highly incestuous. Gurdon is my former boss at The Hill. And Scarry is my former employee at FishbowlDC. Go figure things would get all tangled up like this in This Town.)
Fun facts about Eddie: He hails from Charleston, S.C. and enjoys kickball and a good pumpkin spice latte.
The Mirror sought comment from Gurdon, who only recently left The Hill to become editor of the Examiner. He left his post at The Hill after 11 years on July 31 and replaced Stephen Smith, former editor of The Washington Examiner.
Scarry reports to Mark Tapscott on Nov. 17.
UPDATE: Gurdon replied to The Mirror, saying, “We’re launching a media desk with two reporters — Eddie Scarry and T. Becket Adams — on November 17. The idea is that in addition to reporting the news, we’ll also report on the way news is covered.”