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National Journal Gets A Hot Date (Internal Memo)

National Journal Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve announced this morning that he’s bringing a date on board the publication.

It’s S.V. Dáte from NPR, who will cover the White House and Jeb Bush. Aside from NPR, where he was editor of the Washington Desk, he’s formerly the Tallahassee Bureau Chief for the Palm Beach Post. He’s also written for the Orlando Sentinel, the AP and the Times-Herald Record.

In Washington, his work, according to his NPR bio, has previously appeared in Politico Magazine, The Atlantic, National Journal, the Washington Post, The New Republic and Slate.

Shrish, as he is called, has been at NPR since 2011.

He joins George Condon on the White House beat.

See the internal memo below:

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Subject: staff news

I’m thrilled to announce that S.V. Dáte is coming to National Journal.

Shirish, who is currently a Washington editor at NPR, will join George Condon on National Journal’s White House team and will also contribute in a big way to our coverage of Jeb Bush — a subject on which he has no small amount of knowledge. Shirish covered Bush as the Tallahassee bureau chief for The Palm Beach Post and is the author of Jeb: America’s Next Bush as well as a series of strong Bush pieces for Politico’s magazine.

Two more things to know about Shirish: Like your humble correspondent, he was the editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily. And unlike your humble correspondent, he’s written five novels and sailed a 44-foot cutter across the Atlantic and then some — with his kids.

Shirish will join us next Monday. Please join Kristin and me in welcoming him to the team.