Andy Sareyan, President of National Journal, is stepping down and Bruce Gottlieb is sliding in to replace him.
“Andy’s been splitting his time between us in D.C. and his family in Connecticut from the beginning, and it had just gotten too hard to keep that going,” explained publicist Taylor West. “We are sad to say goodbye – he’s been great to work with – but it’s obviously been tough on him, trying to squeeze family in on the weekends and living out of a corporate apartment during the week.”
West added that with a “strong foundation” and “successful convention season” concluded, now was the right time for Sareyan to make his transition.
As Senior Veep of Corporate Strategy, Gottlieb should be a good fit. He has been working with Sareyan and presumably knows the company inside and out. Gottlieb has written for Slate, The Atlantic, NYT magazine, and The New Republic. He is also the former Chief Counsel at the FCC.