CNN Politics Adds Mic’s Greg Krieg

What, you thought CNN Politics was done hiring staff?

Greg Krieg is joining CNN Politics as a reporter tasked with writing what CNN Politics executive editor Rachel Smolkin described as “buzzy political news that’s popping on social media” in a memo to staff.

And lest you think “buzzy” is just a throwaway adjective, Krieg will be working with Gregg Birnbaum, CNN Politics’ senior editor for buzz.

Krieg comes to CNN Politics from millennial-focused news site Mic, where he is a senior staff writer focusing on politics. He is the latest in a line of hires and successful effort by CNN Politics to expand its reach, particularly to millennials.

His first day is Nov. 2.