OLD Media Moves

Icahn hires Reuters hedge fund reporter to write blog

August 5, 2008

Andrew Ross Sorkin‘s Dealbook blog for The New York Times reports Tuesday that activist investor Carl Icahn has hired a Reuters reporter to write his new blog.

ReutersMichael de la Merced writes, “The activist shareholder has hired Dane Hamilton, a hedge fund reporter at Thomson Reuters, to work on his Web site, The Icahn Report, according to people briefed on the matter. Mr. Hamilton is expected to contribute original reporting and analysis to the site, augmenting Mr. Icahn’s own voluble opinions on the state of corporate America.

“Mr. Hamilton will start working for the site this month, these people said. He declined to comment; Mr. Icahn could not be reached for comment.

“A seven-year veteran of the news service, Mr. Hamilton has written primarily about alternative investments, including hedge funds — and, of course, about his future employer. (He scored an interview with the irascible investor on the eve of the debut of The Icahn Report.)”

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