Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown and editor in chief John Harris announced today the appointment of not one, but two managing editors. One of the pair, Karey Van Hall, was chosen from within Politico’s ranks, while the other, Sudeep Reddy, joins from The Wall Street Journal.
Van Hall, who had been news editor since joining Politico in March 2015, will be responsible for “running the core newsroom, essentially formalizing a job she has already performed with an uncommon amount of grace and ease,” according to a memo from Brown and Harris.
Prior to joining Politico, she had been an 11-year Reuters vet, and had served as acting bureau chief in Washington before joining Politico.
Reddy, meanwhile, will focus on staffing and staff development, as well as helping “deepen the impact of our policy and political coverage,” according to the memo.
“During our many conversations with Sudeep over the last few months, we were deeply impressed by how much thought he has given to what makes a high-functioning newsroom,” wrote Brown and Harris. “As POLITICO grows in size, it is more important than ever to think critically about how we bring greater diversity in every form to the coverage and to the staff, break down barriers, and expand opportunities for everyone to build skills in accountability journalism.”
Reddy, who joins Jan. 3, had been an economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, based out of Washington. Prior to joining the Journal, he had been Washington Correspondent at The Dallas Morning News.