Carl Icahn took forever to get his blog up and running, but isn’t wasting much time in expanding it. The activist shareholder has hired my Reuters colleague Dane Hamilton as a fulltime reporter, where Dealbook says he will “contribute original reporting and analysis.”
Hamilton has confirmed the move via email, and says his editorial mandate is still a “work in progress.”
In the irony file: I first met Hamilton back in March, in a foyer at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. He was waiting to watch me interview Icahn on stage for Buyouts Symposium East. I was just waiting for Icahn to arrive (which happened three minutes before show-time, and he didn’t miss a beat).