Susan Glasser has been named editor of Politico, the publication announced today.
Glasser currently serves as editor of Politico Magazine, a title she has held since its November 2013 launch. During her tenure, the publication has won the Aldo Beckman Award, the Gerald R. Ford prize, and a local Emmy.
Before joining Politico, Glasser served as editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine for several years, overseeing its relaunch in print and as a daily online publication. Under her watch, Foreign Policy was a finalist for 10 National Magazine Awards. Prior to Foreign Policy, Glasser spent 10 years at The Washington Post, as a foreign correspondent, editor and political reporter. She is also the co-author of the book Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution.
"Susan is among the smartest, most innovative and creative editors around. She shares our belief that Politico is better positioned than any company to exploit this moment in journalism," Politico president and CEO Jim VandeHei, editor in chief John F. Harris and COO Kim Kingsley wrote in a memo to staff. The group added that as editor of the Washington-based political journalism organization, Glasser will be given "full authority to run our magazine, Pro and core coverage going forward." She'll also work with existing leadership to sharpen and deliver on strategy and expand operations.
"A year in, I'm even more bullish on Politico and its future: There is an inspiring and clear vision for the next stage of Politico's growth—nationally and internationally," Glasser said in a statement. "I am honored to lead a newsroom that in a breathtakingly short time has gone from insurgent to Washington institution—all while never losing touch with its startup roots."