Yahoo has recruited nearly a dozen journalists from traditional and online media outlets and opened a bureau in Washington to push into original content and increase the popularity of its online news site.

The journalists joining Yahoo News, the most-visited news site on the Web, include prominent reporters and editors like Michael Calderone, a media writer who joins from Politico, Jane Sasseen, a former BusinessWeek Washington bureau chief, and Anna Robertson, an Emmy-winning news producer from ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

They will be joining other journalists hired from the New York Observer, Washingtonpost.com, TalkingPointsMemo.com and other publications.

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In February, Yahoo News had over 43 million visitors, more than any other news site, according to comScore, a research company.

Read More: By Miguel Helft, NYT

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