Politico co-founders Jim VandeHei and John Harris want the site to keep growing. In a memo obtained by The Huffington Post, VendeHei and Harris wrote, “Our dream is a Politico journalistic presence in every capital of every state and country of consequence by 2020.”
Politico currently employs roughly 300 reporters and editors across its bureaus in Washington D.C., Brussels, London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Tallahassee.
“With editorial leaders like Susan Glasser in Washington, Matt Kaminski and Carrie Budoff Brown in Brussels and Josh Benson and Tom McGeveran in New York, we are well positioned to offer readers Politico in full,” added VendeHei and Harris. “This means driving the conversation not with mere speed and voice but with scoops, depth, authority, unique voices and stories only Politico would dare to do. We have an army of journalists on several fronts with a clear mission to execute this plan.”