Why CNN’s Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz Merge the Worlds of Politics and Pop Culture for Cover/Line

Their new project shows there's more than one kind of way to be a Washingtonian

When Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz were hired away from Independent Journal Review by CNN last month, it was as a two-person team, the way it had been when CNN grabbed BuzzFeed’s entire K-File unit. The plan was for them to embark on a new project together, one that expanded upon what they had done together at IJR while preserving the playful tone established through the Political Edit newsletter they had created there.