The New York Times announced on Monday its six member White House correspondents team who will all cover the Trump White House. Fittingly, all six start on January 20, Inauguration Day. Mark Landler, Mike Shear, Julie Davis, and Maggie Haberman will move to the White House beat from their current positions. Peter Baker, who previously served as White House correspondent for the Times before leaving to become their Jerusalem bureau chief, will also make the move to Washington. Glenn Thrush is joining the Times from Politico where he serves as chief political correspondent. Thrush officially starts with the Times on January 3.
Politico has been the victim of other news organizations’ hiring sprees. Thrush will join a New York Times that is well populated with former Politico employees such as Haberman, Jonathan Martin, and Alex Burns. Politico themselves announced their White House team on Monday as well and it is made up of seven reporters.
Thrush has spent eight years at Politico, reporting on presidential campaigns, the White House, and Congress. Recently he turned his focus to podcasting with his popular “Off Message” podcast that regularly made news with its interviews. Thrush was one of Politico’s biggest stars, regularly contributing to Politico Magazine.
Haberman was already a political reporting star before she jumped to the Times, but she solidified her position with numerous scoops about the Trump campaign. Haberman has a long history covering Donald Trump, having had worked at the New York Post during the 1990s. While her Politico reporting focused on Hillary Clinton, her reporting at the Times covered the Trump campaign.