Washingtonian Bleeds Web Editors

By Betsy Rothstein Comment

Want to be the Web Editor at Washingtonian these days? Fine. But it’s a risky career move. In the last 24 months, they’ve had three — most recently Kyle Gustafson, who lasted about five and a half months, before that Sommer Mathis, who fled to The Atlantic after just four months and Alyssa Rosenberg, who is now at Think Progress. Gustafson recently told TBD, “They’re all wonderful people and I wish them well,” he says. “It wasn’t working out for either party.”

We reached out to Editor Garrett Graff on the matter. Surely the Editor of the magazine might be able to shed some light? Oh, but not so fast. He apparently doesn’t comment on matters pertaining to the magazine. This is the second issue that Graff has refused to comment on this week — the first was why a sentence involving where Rob Lowe‘s son, Matthew, resided while in Washington (psst… with a lobbyist) was mysteriously stricken from Carol Joynt’s Capital Comment blog this week.

But Reason Mag’s Associate Editor Mike Riggs had an interesting take on what’s happening there. It involves Meth and foil.