The Verge has hired Valleywag editor Nitasha Tiku to be its West Coast senior editor, Business Insider’s Alyson Shontell writes.
Tiku recently took over as sole editor of Gawker Media’s tech publication after Sam Biddle departed for Gawker.
Tiku will work alongside Casey Newton, who was recently appointed The Verge’s Silicon Valley editor.
Verge Editor-in-Chief Nilay Patel told Poynter he wanted its West Coast operation to be more than a “trade publication,” citing competitors like Re/code and TechCrunch. Instead, he said, he wanted to examine “the culture and the companies” of Silicon Valley.