Scripps Alumna Poppy MacDonald ’97 Named President of POLITICO U.S.


Poppy MacDonald ’97 has been named president of POLITICO U.S., according to CNN Money. MacDonald, who helped launch POLITICO Pro in 2010, rejoins the company from The National Journal, where she has been serving as publisher and president.

POLITICO is the Internet-based 24/7 politics website and newspaper that was launched in 2007 and reportedly shook up The Washington Post with its ability to scoop stories about Congress and national politics, becoming for many readers and advertisers a preferred source for beltway journalism. MacDonald at the helm of the publishing organization’s U.S. operations will provide “a bold, thoughtful, and team-oriented leader for our U.S. operation,” according to POLITICO Chairman and CEO Robert Allbritton. POLITICO’s online offering reaches more than 21 million people monthly, of which 18 million (87 percent) are in the U.S., and features numerous popular e-newsletters, including subscription-based POLITICO Playbook.