Replacing Mehdi at HuffPo is:
I have some news. I will be joining HuffingtonPost UK as their Executive Editor, Politics after the general election.
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) February 13, 2015
Following on from Sam McCrory’s move to the BBC this means struggling Dods have now lost their two most senior editorial staff in two months. Smart move by AOL, Mehdi was more of a polemicist and interviewer than a news man. Comment is cheap and over-supplied, news is in more demand. Waugh has a better nose for news than his predecessor. Congratulations… It’s still Waugh!