Gawker is reporting that Hollywood-based N.Y. Times reporter Sharon Waxman will “definitely be joining the Metro desk” under editor Joe Sexton — i.e., moving to New York City — “when her book leave is over later this year. “A single source” told Gawker that Waxman will be on “the religion beat.” Contacted in Cairo where she’s doing research on a book about antiquities, Waxman told Gawker she “[has] no comment because Gawker has not shown itself to function by accepted journalistic rules.” I called Sexton a couple of hours ago and haven’t heard back. I called two others within the organization who might have helped clarify, but no replies from them either.