From independent journalism to VICE, MSNBC to CNN, and beyond …

Here’s a selection of the most intriguing career status updates we covered this week in the Muck Rack Daily.

Independent journalist and Shorty Awards winner Tim Pool is now a producer with VICE. In his own words: “As you may have guessed by now I am working with @VICE and we are doing awesome shit. We will continue to do awesome shit in the days ahead.” Brian Ries of Newsweek and the Daily Beast tweeted, “Love that @VICE hired @Timcast. Such a smart move.”

S.E. Cupp joins CNN's newly resurrected Crossfire. Previously the co-host of MSNBC's “The Cycle,” Cupp now joins well-known names in politics including Newt GingrichVan Jones and Stephanie Cutter. The usually sharp-tongued pundit was full of kind words about the move: “I’ve truly loved my MSNBC family, and have learned so much here. Thanks for preparing me for the next chapter!” Cupp tweeted to her former colleagues, following up with, “So excited to be joining the #CNN team, and humbled to be a part of reviving the iconic #Crossfire brand!” Digital First Media's Mandy Jenkins observed, “CNN's bringing back Crossfire (with ladies this time!)” Meanwhile, Sally Kohn of Fox News tweeted, “Congrats to my friends @secupp & @VanJones68, who will be mixing it up on CNN's new Crossfire!”

Marc Ambinder is now a senior contributor for “Defense One,” The Atlantic’s national security site. He will also remain editor-at-large of The Week and contributing editor to GQ and The Atlantic. Defense One’s executive editor Kevin Baron tweeted, “Thrilled to announce @marcambinder will be joining @DefenseOne as Senior Defense One Contributor.” Andrew Golis ofPBS also approvingly tweeted, “The great @marcambinder is joining Atlantic Media’s @defenseone.” We look forward to the site’s official launch later this summer!

As the New York mayoral race heats up, the Associated Press beefs up its coverage by hiring political reporter Jonathan Lemire. Most recently Lemire covered politics for the New York Daily News, but now he’s assigned the New York City Hall beat for the AP. “Congratulations, @JonLemire! What a great hire for the @AssociatedPress,” tweeted the New York Observer’s Jill Colvin. “Thanks for the kind words, all. Excited for the opportunity at the @AP,” Lemire tweeted.

Eva Chen is Lucky Magazine's new editor-in-chief, after serving as a consultant for the mag and working closely with Anna Wintour. “MAJOR CONGRATS TO @Evachen212!” tweeted New York Times' online fashion editor Simone S. Oliver. Chen’s appointment marks several firsts, not the least of which being her first time overseeing the daunting September issue: “Eva Chen becomes first Asian American Editor in Chief to work at Condé Nast. (Her debut issue will be in Sept 2013),” tweetedAngela HuFashionista.com also tweeted a post that teases, “Why Lucky Magazine’s Eva Chen is the 1st editor in chief of *our* generation.” “Gratitude (and accessories),” the new EIC tweeted. “Thank you for the well wishes, everyone.”

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