01/06/2014 09:26 am ET Updated Mar 08, 2014

Daily Beast's Daniel Klaidman Joins Yahoo News

Daniel Klaidman, national political correspondent at The Daily Beast, is heading to Yahoo News as deputy editor.

That's the second big hire at Yahoo News on Monday morning. The Huffington Post reported earlier that The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta is also joining the news site as its newsroom continues to expand.

According to a release, "Klaidman will provide day-to-day oversight of editorial operations, work with Yahoo News' team of reporters to further develop and grow original content, and help guide long-term strategy.

Yahoo News editor-in-chief Megan Liberman said that Klaidman "is known for his talent in guiding writers and reporters, conceiving high-impact original stories, reacting quickly and creatively to breaking news and managing a large and active newsroom."

Klaidman joined Newsweek as an investigative reporter in 1996 and served as both managing editor and Washington bureau chief. (Newsweek merged with The Daily Beast in 2010). He's the author of the 2012 book, "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency."

In recent months, Yahoo has hired veteran TV anchor Katie Couric and high-profile New York Times writers Matt Bai and David Pogue.