Allison Silver, the former opinion editor at Politico, has a new job. According to Romenesko, she’s been named executive editor of opinion at Thomson Reuters. Tuesday will be her last day at Politico.
According to the site, John Harris, the editor-in-chief at Politico explained in a memo:
“Tapping into an extensive network of writers, and pursuing her own eclectic interests, Allison put POLITICO in the middle of many Washington debates in a way that we had not been before, which is what she promised in our discussions upon her arrival three years ago. She always pushed for better display for her authors, and for better ways, such as specially commissioned artwork, to illustrate opinion pieces and draw the reader’s eye to them….Her big shoes are being filled — temporarily — by managing editor Bill Nichols on a fill-in basis while we ponder our long-term choices about opinion.”