Politico Leadership Exiting Sooner Than Expected

That's a wrap.

The management upheaval at Politico is happening sooner, not later. Politico co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei, senior writer Mike Allen, CRO Roy Schwartz and COO Kim Kingsley are all leaving as early as this month.

In January—amid reports that VandeHei clashed with owner Robert Allbritton over expenses and the future of Politico—VandeHei, Allen, Schwartz, Kingsley and executive vp of expansion Danielle Jones were all reportedly leaving after the election in November.

According to The Huffington Post, that process has sped up and Jones is staying on as a consultant.

In a memo to staffers, Politico co-founder and editor John Harris remained optimistic.

“In the two months since this transition began, I’ve been impressed anew by the efforts of all parts of this enterprise — the power of our newsroom to own big stories, the passion of our business, finance, technology and strategy teams to meet the challenges of this era of nonstop disruption. This is what great publications do.”

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