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CNN’s Digital Politics Team Bulks Up With More Politico Hires

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Watch out Politico! CNN’s digital politics team is on the prowl for your employees.

CNN’s Rachel Smolkin, the network’s executive editor of politics, sent out an internal memo Monday morning announcing several new hires. Please note that Smolkin previously worked at Politico and is unabashedly swiping her former coworkers.

All in all, there are three new hires and one move from within. Since summer, six Politico employees have fled to CNN. [RELATED: Politico Taking More Hits Than Harry Reid’s Gym Equipment].

Their latest steals from Politico include Hillary Krieger, the deputy White House editor, as an enterprise editor, and Daniella Diaz. Krieger’s resume is impressive — she formerly worked for WaPo‘s opinion section and was the Washington correspondent  for the Jerusalem Post. She was there for a decade and covered the State Department, Pentagon and the White House.

Jeremy Diamond, who has been a freelancer, is stepping into a full-time position as a breaking news reporter.

Lastly, there’s Ashley Killough, who will cover Republicans in the 2016 presidential race.

Smolkin described the changes as part of a “time of dramatic change” in CNN’s digital politics team.

Intriguingly, she promises there’s more to come.