POLITICO’s Jonathan Martin, who has been with the publication since its earliest days, is leaving for the New York Times.
Martin will become the paper’s new national political correspondent, a storied position once held by the legendary R. W. Apple.
As the national political correspondent, expect to read a lot from Martin on Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial election and how two of its favorite sons — Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio — jockey in the 2016 presidential race.
In an email (via Mike Allen), Martin said, “Politico hasn’t just been a workplace for me over the last six-and-a-half years — it has been a second family. … [The Times wants] me to infuse my writing with the sort of political history that has captivated me since my parents dragged my brother and I to too many museums, battlefields and George Washington-slept-here markers to recall.”
The Times has been looking to beef up its political coverage since the departure of Jeff Zeleny to ABC News.