NYT’s Paul Volpe Named Executive Editor at Politico

Peter Canellos will be editor at large.

Politico will have a new executive editor in Paul Volpe, currently the New York Times’ deputy politics editor and deputy Washington bureau chief for digital, who replaces outgoing executive editor Peter Canellos next month.

“With tours at The New York Times, the Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly, Paul is a proven innovator. He comes to POLITICO with a unique mix of experience that covers journalism, technology, design and business. Plus, he’s one of the nicest guys around,” write incoming editor Carrie Budoff Brown and editor-in-chief John Harris in a note to staff.

Volpe was managing editor of the Robert Allbritton-backed TBD before joining the Times. Prior to that he held positions as national digital editor at The Washington Post and web projects editor at Congressional Quarterly.

Canellos, who “has long expressed a desire to be free of responsibility for daily news coverage after the election,” according to Budoff Brown and Harris, is staying on as editor at large. He’ll be focusing on building up an investigative team at Politico comprised of existing staff and outside hires.