MoveOn.org communications director Ilyse Hogue, who has spearheaded the progressive organization's political activity for the last two cycles, is leaving the group but her new job responsibilities won't be much different.
Hogue told Hotline On Call that she is heading to Media Matters, where she'll be a senior adviser, going after conservative media.
"The last 5 years have been a wild ride, from the depths of the Bush years to the new challenges of the Obama era. It's been an honor to spend them working alongside MoveOn members to help make sure our voices are heard in Washington," Hogue said. "Since the victory in 2008, it has only become more clear how much media sets the stage for what we can and cannot achieve in our country. I'm excited to work in my new position at Media Matters to make sure the media Americans see reflects the reality we all live in.
The Texas native has worked for MoveOn.org since 2006, when she was based in San Francisco. Since coming to D.C., she has handled all of the group's communications and has been influential in devising and implementing their political strategy as well.
Hogue's move in the latest hire at the Media Matters, David Brock's liberal media watchdog.