An investigative journalist who broke stories for several years for NBC News has taken on a new assignment. The New York Times reports that Michael Isikoff was hired by Yahoo News as its chief investigative correspondent.
Isikoff will build Yahoo’s new investigative group and will work from Washington, DC. He parted ways with NBC News in April after working with the network since 2010, as we reported previously.
While at NBC News, Isikoff appeared on programs including “NBC Nightly News” and “Today." He previously worked at The Washington Post and Newsweek.
Isikoff is known for his work on the war on terrorism, Abu Ghraib and campaign finance, and has covered stories including the Penn State sex abuse case and the liaison between former President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
“He’s a guy who breaks a lot of news and starts huge national conversations,” Yahoo News editor in chief Megan Liberman said.
“The move is another example of an established journalist moving to Yahoo from a print or television outlet,” the story notes. “Katie Couric, a longtime network news star, went from ABC News to Yahoo this year and is now the site’s global news anchor.”