Rick Stengel’s D.C. Time Fetish Continues

richard_stengel_060507.jpgTime magazine editor Richard Stengel loves Washington. How do we know this? Because he continues to poach editorial staffers from D.C. publications. The latest: Amy Sullivan, formerly an editor at Washington Monthly.

—— Forwarded Message
From: Richard Stengel
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 08:58:52 -0400
Conversation: Staff Announcement
Subject: Staff Announcement


From: Rick Stengel

I’m pleased to announce that Amy Sullivan is joining TIME as Nation Editor. Amy will be based in New York and Washington and will oversee TIME’s political coverage. Amy has a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, and she is the author of the forthcoming book The Party Faithful, which explores the relationship between the Democratic party and religion. Amy is a former editor of the The Washington Monthy, where she covered topics ranging from the Valerie Plame case to the increasing role of Democratic political consultants. Amy is extremely knowledgeable about politics, and is a sharp thinker about how to translate what is happening in the political arena into great journalism. She will also set the new template for editors, as she will be editing political stories both for the magazine and — along with Dan Eisenberg — for TIME.com.

I’m also happy to announce that Jay Newton-Small is joining TIME as a correspondent in our Washington bureau, covering politics from Capitol Hill and the campaign trail and writing extensively for TIME.com. Jay comes to TIME from Bloomberg News, where she reported on Congress, the White House and the 2004 presidential campaign — sometimes writing as many as eight stories a day. Most recently, Jay has been following Senator Barack Obama‘s campaign. Jay’s background includes a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The daughter of two United Nations diplomats, she grew up abroad, living in such places as Asia, Africa and Europe.

Please join me in welcoming Amy and Jay to TIME.