Politico announced that its Politico Pro subscription service will debut in February under the leadership of Politico Pro editor-in-chief and Politico deputy managing editor Tim Grieve. Among other hires announced by Politico for Politico Pro:
Energy team: led by Dan Berman, former senior reporter for Greenwire and editor of Environment & Energy Daily, and including Darren Samuelsohn, Josh Voorhees, and Robin Bravender — all of whom left E&E to join Politico — and Darren Goode from The Hill.
Technology team: led by Kim Hart, who has covered the sector for Politico, The Washington Post, and The Hill, and including Tony Romm, co-author of Politico’s Morning Tech, and Jennifer Martinez from GigaOM and Tribune’s Washington bureau, as well as four other reporters.
Health care team: led by Diane Webber, a veteran of the New York Post, The Brooklyn Paper, Scholastic and other publications, along with Sarah Kliff and Jennifer Haberkorn, authors of the Politico Pulse morning newsletter.
Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei said:
Political and policy professionals want someone to cut through the clutter, tell them what really matters, and tell them first. We have a proven track record for doing just that, and Politico Pro will build on it.
I don’t know where it’s written down that policy coverage has to be boring. A lot of other policy-focused publications produce dry recitations of hearings and meetings. We’ll put all of our money in what matters most: journalists who can deliver human intelligence better and faster than anyone else.