A reporter who has been working at CNN is making a move to NBC News and MSNBC. Dylan Byers, who has been with CNN since 2015, announced the move today on Twitter. You can see his tweet below.
Byers, who has also worked at Politico and Adweek, will be senior media reporter at NBC, covering media and technology. He is expected to start his new job next month.
“The jump marks a blow of sorts to CNN, for which Byers in March launched a newsletter called ‘Pacific’ that covered the convergence of technology and entertainment from Los Angeles,” Variety notes.
Variety quotes a memo to staffers from NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin in which they say: “The impact of big tech is far-reaching — changing our culture, politics, commerce and much more. Naturally, Dylan will focus on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Netflix, but he’ll also keep a sharp eye on emerging players. His work will appear across all our television and digital platforms, including the newly redesigned Tech & Media vertical on NBCNews.com, and he will of course continue his essential newsletter.”