Effective today, John Solomon is leading The Hill’s growing video efforts as its executive vice president, digital video.
Solomon joins from Circa–the relaunched, Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned version–where he had been chief creative officer.
“The Hill‘s spectacular rise as the leading outlet for political news coverage speaks to a far-reaching vision for digitally-powered growth,” said Solomon in a statement. “Joining The Hill team at this time, when the outlet is seeing just the first fruits of that vision, is an incredibly exciting opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with some of today’s most talented journalists to create a new political genre for the mobile generation, providing unmatched, non-partisan political news and bipartisan shows in the digital formats they love.”
Solomon had been with Circa since the fall of 2015, where, during his tenure, he has been responsible for the creation of the site’s mobile app, a VR newscast and the studio created for its Circa Laughs output, in partnership with producer David Zucker, of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame.
Prior to joining Circa, Solomon had been editor and vice president for content and business development at The Washington Times. Before then he had been an investigative correspondent at The Washington Post and had spent two decades at The Associated Press, in roles that included assistant chief of bureau in Washington.
“We’re very excited to begin this new phase of digital growth with John on board,” said James Finkelstein, chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, which publishes The Hill, in a statement. The role is a new one for The Hill, as well as for Solomon.