The Information hires Politico’s Gold
The Information editor in chief Jessica Lessin and managing editor Martin Peers sent out the following announcement on Monday:
We’re excited to announce that Ashley Gold, currently a technology reporter at Politico, is joining The Information as a Washington-based reporter, as we open a new bureau in the nation’s capital. The move follows major additions we have made to the team this year in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Seattle and of course San Francisco.
This year has demonstrated that political and regulatory pressures have become a huge part of the tech story, one that we intend to cover aggressively. Ashley will play a leading role in that coverage, working with reporters in San Francisco and New York. Ashley is well equipped for that role. For the past two and a half years she has been covering congressional news as it affects tech for Politico, spending much of her time on Capitol Hill, scooping technology executives’ invitations to hearings, bills of interest to the industry and the political motivations behind backlash to “big tech.”
In an earlier stint at Politico she covered health technology policy. Ashley also worked as an online reporter covering breaking news and politics, including the 2016 presidential election, in the BBC News Washington bureau. She attended Penn State University and lives in D.C.
Please welcome Ashley to the Information. She starts on Jan. 2.