RD Recap: Upheaval at Politico; A Resignation at Bloomberg

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Politico is experiencing some major turbulence as founder and CEO Jim VandeHei plans to leave after the election, along with chief White House correspondent Mike Allen, chief operating officer Kim Kingsley, chief revenue officer Roy Schwartz and evp for expansion Danielle Jones. VandeHei and Allen, joined by Schwartz, plan to start a new venture and will almost certainly actively recruit current employees. John Harris, one of the site’s three co-founders and its current editor in chief, will be Politico’s publisher. Editor Susan Glasser will move into a director of editorial innovation role in 2017, shipping out to Israel after husband Peter Baker‘s impending appointment as Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times becomes official..

Bloomberg Politics loses its Washington news director, Kathy Kiely, who resigns over concerns that the organization couldn’t cover the boss man’s presidential aspirations. “I did not feel we could cover the Bloomberg trial balloon in the aggressive way I thought it deserved,” Kiely said. “I think there are a lot of good people at Bloomberg making an honest effort to work this out. I just feel very strongly that the rules of the game should be the same for everybody.” The move drew plaudits from the chattering masses… After 19 years as editor in chief, David Granger is out at Esquire. “I’m in awe of my staff and writers for their genius and their commitment to Esquire and I can’t wait to see what new opportunities await me,” he writes in a farewell note… The Wall Street Journal makes changes to Page One, moving Alex Martin to editor of news and Matthew Rose to editor of enterprise. Matt Murray is in charge of the whole shebang… NOLA.com loses Ricky Mathews, who had been head of the operation for the last four years… Craig Moon takes over as publisher of The Las Vegas Review-Journal…