Vice Hires Alyssa Mastromonaco

alyssa mastromonaco GAlyssa Mastromonaco is joining Vice Media as its chief operating officer. Mastromonaco was formerly President Obama’s White House Deputy Chief of Staff. She had worked with Obama from 2005 until this past May.

The New York Times reports that Mastromonaco — who was recently named a Marie Claire contributing editor — will join Vice in January. She’ll succeed Richard Waterlow, who will move up to Vice’s president of international business.

“My goal for Vice is for it to be exactly what Vice is, just make it a little bit better,” Mastromonaco told the Times.