What passes for “exciting” in Washington would be a real snoozer in most other cities. But let’s proceed. Today Politico‘s VandeHarris (a human fusion of Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei) sent a memo to reporters on new editors in their midst.
The memo announces major promotions:
Marty Kady: For the past two years, he has been the congressional editor. He will now be Deputy Managing Editor for Politico and Editor of Politico Pro (a position formerly held by the temper-filled Tim Grieve, who will no longer be working that closely with humans). Kady will be dealing with Grieve on managing the more than 60 employees who work for that section.
Rachel Smolkin: She has been deputy editor and then editor of White House coverage. She will now be Deputy Managing Editor for Politico.
See the other moves…Mike Zapler: Moves from deputy congressional editor to political editor. Harris calls him a “terrific writer and a really good guy.”
Rachel Van Dongen: Moves from deputy politics editor to Congress editor.
Isaac Dovere: Moves from deputy White House editor to White House editor.
Dan Berman: Moves to deputy Congress editor. “Dan is a gifted line editor,” writes Harris.
David Nather: Pulling a move straight out of NJ Ron Fournier’s playbook, Nather “has been asked to be freed from the daily duties of editing to write more.” Harris is “thrilled” at the prospect of him being a senior policy reporter. Joanne Kenen: Replaces Nather as health care editor; Abby McIntyre: Replaces Kenen as deputy health care editor.
Eric Nelson: Formerly the transportation editor, he moves into the deputy tech editor role.
Jedd Rosche: Will be deputy breaking news editor.