News startup The Messenger acquires Grid

The following was sent out from the Press Gazette: Jimmy Finkelstein’s digital news start-up The Messenger, which is set to launch in May, has bought another recent US newcomer, Grid. Grid, which is based in Washington DC, launched in January last year. It will be merged into The Messenger upon the new site’s launch. Finkelstein, the chief executive and […]

Steiger joins Politico as politics editor

Kay Steiger has joined Politico as a politics editor. In her new role, she will work with national politics editor Scott Bland and deputy managing editor Sam Stein. Steiger came from Grid, where she recently served as managing editor, and before that as politics and ideas editor. Previously, she worked as a deputy politics editor […]

Grid launches new podcast “Bad Takes,” but is it off to a bad (as in biased) start?

Grid has launched a new podcast “Bad Takes,” which will examine some of the “worst takes on important and complex topics.” The podcast will be hosted by political commentator and Grid editor at large Matthew Yglesias and executive editor Laura McGann. Yet how the duo define “worst” is at best debatable. Though Yglesias and McGann […]

Padilla named senior video producer at Politico

Jackie Padilla has joined Politico as a senior video producer to work on its new Snapchat Discover show. Previously, Padilla held producer roles at Grid and NowThis. She has also worked at PBS and internet at CBS Radio. Padilla graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communications. Be sure to congratulate […]

Talking Points Memo hires Philo as investigative reporter

Kaila Philo, a government and political institutions reporter at Grid, will leave to join Talking Points Memo as an investigative reporter in its D.C. bureau. She begins her new role in August. Previously, she was a research assistant at Media Matters for America and an editorial fellow at The Atlantic. You can congratulate Philo on […]

Lohmeyer joins Grid as senior editor

Grid has hired Suzette McLoone Lohmeyer as senior editor for its daily news cycle. She joins from NPR, where she was a newsletter editor/writer, working on NPR’s coronavirus newsletter, The New Normal and NPR’s health and wellbeing newsletter, Shots. Lohmeyer has covered tech news for GCN and FCW magazines and worked freelance for Axios. She […]