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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Zapler’

Politico’s VandeHarris: ‘Some Exciting Editor Moves…’

What passes for “exciting” in Washington would be a real snoozer in most other cities. But let’s proceed. Today Politico‘s VandeHarris (a human fusion of Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei) sent a memo to reporters on new editors in their midst.

The memo announces major promotions:

Marty Kady: For the past two years, he has been the congressional editor. He will now be Deputy Managing Editor for Politico and Editor of Politico Pro (a position formerly held by the temper-filled Tim Grieve, who will no longer be working that closely with humans). Kady will be dealing with Grieve on managing the more than 60 employees who work for that section.

Rachel Smolkin: She has been deputy editor and then editor of White House coverage. She will now be Deputy Managing Editor for Politico.

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Mike Zapler: Politico’s Nice Guy Finishes First

Mike Zapler, deputy tech editor for Politico Pro, is moving across the newsroom to become the new deputy Congress editor. Editor-in-Chief John Harris called it bittersweet news — too bad for Pro, but good news for the Congress team. He noted the positive aspect of the move, saying, “The more cross-pollination we can do, the better the two sides of our newsroom can work together – as we’ve done so well in covering SOPA this week.”

In a compliment we haven’t seen before from Politico, Harris, after mentioning Zapler’s skills and “writer’s touch,” called him “one of the nicest people you’re likely to meet.”

He begins his new position on Feb. 1.

In the meantime, Politico is on the hunt for his replacement.

Read the internal memo…

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