The Chicago-Tribune's Jill Zuckman has taken a job in the Obama administration. ABC's Jake Tapper rounds up a list of other journalists who have joined Team Obama:
Zuckman becomes at least the fourth reporter to join the Obama administration. Others include former TIME Washington bureau chief Jay Carney who is now Vice President Biden's communications director, former Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Gosselin who is now a speechwriter for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and former Washington Post deputy editor Warren Bass who is an adviser to United Nations Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice.
Former ABC News congressional correspondent Linda Douglass became a senior strategist for the Obama campaign, while other campaign officials included former CNN producer Kate Albright-Hanna and former CNN correspondent Aneesh Raman.
There is also talk, of course, of CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta becoming surgeon general.
Of course, none of this should call into question the objectivity of these former newsmen. As Time's Jay Carney put it, he doesn't see his gig as Joe Biden's spokesman "as a partisan job at all."