Politico hires Bloomberg Businessweek senior editor Hoffman
Politico top editors Carrie Budoff Brown, Paul Volpe and Karey Van Hall sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:
Hi all —
We’re thrilled to announce that Allison Hoffman, a senior editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, will be our new national editor directing coverage of the new Trump administration, from the West Wing to Foggy Bottom, K Street, and beyond.
Allison had been Bloomberg Businessweek since 2014, where she oversaw the magazine’s politics coverage from Washington. Before joining Businessweek, she helped launch the online magazine Tablet, where she wrote long form political profiles and later edited the magazine’s daily news section. She also covered the 2008 election for the Associated Press in California and worked as a factchecker at the New Yorker. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times, where she got her start covering the 2003 Schwarzenegger election. Allison holds a BA from Oxford University and a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
Allison impressed us with her deep understanding of the political landscape, her big-picture approach to storytelling, her enterprise sensibility, and her creative ideas for breaking through the clutter and making sure we’re always telling readers something they didn’t already know.
Please join use in welcoming Allison to the newsroom. She starts today, and we couldn’t be more psyched to have her as the leader of this team at such a critical newsy time.