Keith Kelly of the New York Post reports that well-known Fortune writer Bethany McLean is leaving the magazine after 13 years for a job at Gordon Carter’s Vanity Fair.
Kelly writes, “Portfolio had tried to get her to jump ship a year ago when CondÃ© Nast was launching its business magazine, but Time Inc. editor-in-chief John Huey intervened to help Fortune win that tug of war.
“Calls to McLean were not returned by presstime, but Fortune managing editor Andy Serwer said she has given notice. ‘We’re sorry to see her go.’
“‘I think I’m going to give her a party at the Waverly Inn – and see who picks up the check,’ he joked, referring to Carter’s Greenwich Village pub.
“Upon hearing that, Carter said that ‘I’ll split the tab with him and I’ll work the bar.’ Carter said McLean would not be starting at Vanity Fair until late June – until after her wedding.”
Read more here. McLean is best known for her reporting about Enron.