Gabriel Sherman, who has spent the past nine years writing about media and politics at New York magazine, is headed to Vanity Fair. He’ll be a special correspondent there, writing feature stories as well as articles for the Hive, Vanity Fair’s hub for business, politics, tech and media coverage.
“Gabe is one of the finest and gutsiest reporters at work today, and I’ve admired his achievements for years,” Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter told Politico’s Hadas Gold.
Sherman, who is the author of The Loudest Voice in the Room, a biography of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, continued to chronicle for NYMag, and own, really, the story on the former Fox News chairman and CEO and the sexual assault allegations that eventually led to his resignation last year.
Sherman’s hire follows closely behind that of Joe Pompeo from Politico. Pompeo’s first article for Vanity Fair debuted yesterday evening. Called The Agony and Anxiety of The New York Times, it contrasts the publication’s heralded reporting with its recent, anxiety-provoking changes, from buyouts to the reconceptualization of the editorial process and cutting of copyeditor positions. In it, Pompeo also reports that the handover from publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to his son, A.G. Sulzberger “is beginning to feel imminent.”