Chris Suellentrop named politics editor for Opinions with The Washington Post


Washington Post Opinions has announced Chris Suellentrop as its politics editor. In this new role, Suellentrop will help oversee the section’s political columnists, commission guest op-eds and develop new ways of connecting readers with the section’s political coverage. He joins The Post from Politico, where he served as editor of the Politico Nightly newsletter and as a senior editor of Politico Magazine.

“The addition of a politics editor builds on the section’s core mission of bringing readers a range of ideological perspectives on the issues dominating the headlines, and those that tend to fall under the radar," said Ruth Marcus, deputy editorial page editor. “Chris, who brings a deep understanding of the changing political landscape and a creative approach to communicating with readers across a variety of digital platforms, will better position us in this effort as we enter a critical period in U.S. politics.”

Over a more than two-decade career in journalism, Suellentrop has worked as a political correspondent for Slate, as the political editor at The New York Times Magazine and as the acting editor at Yahoo News. His essays and columns spanning topics from politics to digital culture have appeared in many publications, including New York magazine, Wired and the Wall Street Journal.

He will begin his role on July 18.


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