Politico has hired Todd Purdum to be Senior Writer at Politico. He will, however, continue his affiliation with Vanity Fair as the mag’s Contributing Editor.
Politico Editor John Harris and Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter announced the news jointly this morning.
“Todd, in his more than 30 years in journalism, has fashioned a deserved reputation as one of the most perceptive reporters and elegant stylists of his generation,” said Harris in a release. “He’ll do at POLITICO what he has done throughout his career: write stories that vividly capture people in the news and the combination of circumstances and motives that explain their actions. POLITICO will be Todd’s home for the wealth of more in-the-moment reporting and observations that are in his head and his notebook at any time.”
Purdum has been National Editor at VF since 2006.
“We’re delighted that Todd will continue to be Vanity Fair’s man in Washington, as he has been for the past seven years, covering everything from national politics to pop culture,” said Carter. “I expect that his parallel work for POLITICO will put him in the thick of daily Washington coverage in ways that are sure to benefit all.”
Before VF, Purdum spent 23 years at NYT.