Politico announced that its Politico Pro subscription service will debut in February under the leadership of Politico Pro editor-in-chief and Politico deputy managing editor Tim Grieve. Among other hires announced by Politico for Politico Pro:
Energy team: led by Dan Berman, former senior reporter for Greenwire and editor of Environment & Energy Daily, and including Darren Samuelsohn, Josh Voorhees, and Robin Bravender — all of whom left E&E to join Politico — and Darren Goode from The Hill.
Technology team: led by Kim Hart, who has covered the sector for Politico, The Washington Post, and The Hill, and including Tony Romm, co-author of Politico’s Morning Tech, and Jennifer Martinez from GigaOM and Tribune’s Washington bureau, as well as four other reporters.
Health care team: led by Diane Webber, a veteran of the New York Post, The Brooklyn Paper, Scholastic and other publications, along with Sarah Kliff and Jennifer Haberkorn, authors of the Politico Pulse morning newsletter.
Production: LaRonda Peterson will be production editor, joined by copy editor Abby McIntyre, and Web producers Kate Nocera, Jess Kamen, and Alex Guillen.
Sales and customer relations: led by Poppy MacDonald, along with Miki King, Khari Joseph, and Lauren Englander.
Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei said:
Political and policy professionals want someone to cut through the clutter, tell them what really matters, and tell them first. We have a proven track record for doing just that, and Politico Pro will build on it.
I don’t know where it’s written down that policy coverage has to be boring. A lot of other policy-focused publications produce dry recitations of hearings and meetings. We’ll put all of our money in what matters most: journalists who can deliver human intelligence better and faster than anyone else.