TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Joe Tartakoff has been named the new Microsoft reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, according to sources at the paper. He’s expected to start on Wednesday.
Tartakoff, who worked for the P-I as part of his Hearst fellowship, is leaving the fellowship early to take over the beat. He replaces Todd Bishop, who left the paper earlier this month to go work at the Puget Sound Business Journal.
A 2007 graduate of Harvard College, he was an executive editor at the Harvard Crimson and interned at the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post.
He worked as business and technology reporter at the Post-Intelligencer during his fellowship, launching a biotech blog. He lives on Capitol Hill with four plants and cares for undesired cats.
His fellowship then took him to the San Francisco Chronicle for a few weeks, until he got the Microsoft job.