FishbowlDC Founder Garrett Graff Named Editor of Politico Magazine

Politico Magazine has a new editor -- and it's none other than FishbowlDC's own founder -- Garrett Graff

Garrett Graff

Politico Magazine has a new editor–and it’s none other than our very own founder — Garrett Graff, who started FishbowlDC in 2005.

Graff, previously a senior staff writer at the magazine, is taking over as editor as Susan Glasser and Blake Hounshell shift to their new responsibilities. In a staff memo, Glasser wrote:

Garrett, who signed up as a senior staff writer for the magazine earlier this year after an excellent run at Washingtonian, is an accomplished writer and historian (his next book, on Cold War era security on the home front, has already been optioned by Hollywood), and he shares our big vision for the magazine as a home for ambitious long form reporting and writing about the people, ideas and institutions driving American politics… The magazine, which celebrated its first birthday in November, was just recognized as a National Magazine Award finalist for general excellence among general-interest magazines and for its website, and Garrett will be expanding it by bringing regular new voices onto its pages as well.

Graff joined Politico last June after serving as the top editor at the Washingtonian for five years. He’s also written two books and started a pretty awesome DC blog, maybe you’ve heard of it? (wink,wink).

“I’m thrilled to be taking over the magazine. Susan and Blake have in a very short time built an immensely talented team at the magazine, and I don’t think there’s a more exciting or ambitious newsroom in the country right now than Politico,” Graff told FishbowlDC. “The chance to be part of that and helping lead the magazine into just its second full year is as great a job in journalism as I could imagine.”

Read our Q&A with him here.