Politico taps editors for new economics and business team
Politico managing editor Sudeep Reddy sent out the following on Tuesday:
Today we’re taking another leap in our efforts to advance collaboration across our policy teams and keep POLITICO ahead of the competition. We’re bringing together groups covering issues at the center of the wider economy – economic and monetary policy, trade, agriculture, labor, tax, financial services and sustainability – under one umbrella.
The journalists within our new Economy & Business team cover just about every aspect of how we eat, where we live, the conditions in which we work, how we save and invest, how we fund our government, the terms of our everyday commerce in the U.S. and globally – and the long-run challenges around all of the above. Their goal will be simple: deliver smart, aggressive journalism that consistently breaks ground and expands the scope of our ambitions on every aspect of the policies, power dynamics and characters shaping all of these spaces.
As part of this effort we’re pleased to announce new or expanded portfolios for editors driving coverage in these areas: Mark McQuillan as Economy & Business Editor, P.J. Joshi as International Economy Editor, Toby Eckert as Tax & Labor Editor, Zach Warmbrodt entering the editing ranks as Financial Services Editor, Lorraine Woellert as Sustainability Editor and, joining POLITICO today, Greg Mott as News Editor. Each of them will serve as coverage captains and thought leaders in their respective spaces, while working across the newsroom in our One POLITICO mission to break down silos and deliver industry-leading coverage to our subscribers and general audience across all platforms.
First, a brief introduction to our newest POLITICO editor:
Greg Mott joins us from Bloomberg News, where he was known as a smart editor, a thoughtful collaborator and a valuable mentor. Greg shaped financial regulation coverage at Bloomberg for more than 14 years – a period that included a global economic crisis, a rewrite of U.S. financial regulation and other upheaval in the industry. Before that he was a longtime editor at the Washington Post, culminating in a coordinating role on its health care team. He has worked alongside numerous POLITICO journalists who all rave about his organizational skills, his steady hand on deadline and his contributions to the larger cause of developing journalists to take on big challenges.
Greg, who lives in Gaithersburg with his wife, Kim, and a dwindling number of their five children, is a native and arch-defender of Buffalo, N.Y., who also has deep family roots in North Carolina. He loves great literature, good music of all kinds and mediocre soccer, as evidenced by his enduring obsession with Arsenal Football Club.
He’s a longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Press Club. We’re thrilled to have him aboard.
Now, a little about each of our editors’ roles on the Economy & Business team:
- Mark McQuillan will play a coordinating role across our economic coverage to ensure we’re delivering consequential policy journalism about the concerns shaping American businesses and the wider economy. He’ll oversee our reporters handling economic policy and monetary policy – two forces central to our lives and livelihoods – including some of the most prominent institutions in this space: the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, White House National Economic Council and Council of Economic Advisers. He’ll also take charge of our Morning Money franchise and help expand the Long Game franchise into broader business issues.
- Lorraine Woellert, who took on the Sustainability portfolio and Long Game newsletter a few months ago, will work within the Economy & Business team to ensure we’re at the forefront of long-run concerns that are increasingly driving decisions in C-suites and board rooms. Lorraine will continue to collaborate closely with the energy team, which of course is central to the sustainability story.
- P.J. Joshi’s mandate will include reimagining our coverage of international economic issues to ensure we look around corners and break ground at every turn. In addition to guiding our trade and agriculture reporters, whose journalism is already at the center of this beat, she’ll work with colleagues across the newsroom – including in Europe – to conceive and execute creative, ambitious stories that chronicle tensions among policymakers globally.
- Greg Mott will work with journalists across the Economy & Business team, giving special attention to our agriculture and trade reporters alongside P.J.
- Toby Eckert, the longtime leader of our tax team, is adding coverage of the Labor Department, unions and other worker issues to his portfolio. Owning these two beats will put Toby at the center of two deeply consequential policy areas that are top of mind for every company and worker in America.
- Zach Warmbrodt has dominated the financial services beat for the past decade, consistently putting POLITICO ahead of the competition in one of the most politically volatile policy areas. We’re thrilled to bring his expertise into the editing ranks, where he’ll oversee our coverage of a wide range of financial regulation, housing policy, fintech and more. He’ll continue to report part-time, ensuring our readers benefit from his broad sourcing and deep expertise on the beat.
Please join us in welcoming Greg to POLITICO and congratulating each of our editors on their new roles.