Robin Givhan to Join Newsweek and The Daily Beast

The extended family of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company just got a bit larger: Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist, will leave that paper to work for editor-in-chief Tina Brown, Brown said on Tuesday. The Post announced Givhan’s departure in a memo Tuesday afternoon, saying “no one is more in command of her own powers of self-expression than Robin, as her reasoned, elegant columns have proven each Sunday, and we will miss her.” Givhan spent 15 years at the Post, most famously as a fashion critic, which earned her a 2006 Pulitzer for criticism. In a statement, Tina Brown said, “We are thrilled that Robin Givhan is bringing her stylish pen, reportorial rigueur and keen cultural insight to Newsweek and The Daily Beast.”