Icahn Raids Reuters

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).