Garrett Graff Steps Down as Politico Mag Editor, Gets Out of the DC Game

And Politico plans for an expansion.

Garrett Graff

Not only has Garrett Graff stepped down as editor of Politico Magazine, he is leaving the district entirely:

While Vermont, as he writes, is and has been on his mind, Graff’s career has taken him deep into the DC insiders scene, from founding FishbowlDC a decade ago, to serving as editor of Washingtonian to working at Politico as a senior staff writer before getting bumped up this year to editor of the magazine.

Graff is currently mum on his plans for the Vermont life.

“Garrett has been both an absolute pleasure to work with and a force for good here at Politico, and we all wish him the best,” wrote Politico editor Susan Glasser and executive editor Peter Canellos in a memo to staff that also describes plans for an expansion.

Steve Heuser will take over, for now, as editor of the magazine, while continuing to serve as editor of The Agenda, Politico’s policy mag. But rather than having Heuser run the publications as two completely separate entities, Glasser and Canellos are using this as an opportunity to build out–new hires included–what they call Politico’s “ideas and magazine division.” Heuser is under a “mandate to unite the staffs of the magazine and The Agenda…hire additional editors; and work on conceiving new projects for 2016.”

And while ideas may lead you naturally to think of long, Sunday-morning reads, there are plans for events and video-based projects.