The following excerpt was sent out from Politico’s executive editor Dafna Linzer and editor in chief Matt Kaminski:
We are thrilled to announce that Alex Burns will become our Associate Editor for Global Politics and a columnist. This expansive new role will be charged with helping chart the course for POLITICO’s coverage of politics, policy and power as we become a more truly global newsroom. Alex will work with editors and reporters to develop themes, stories and projects that appeal broadly to our readers, and their political obsessions, in the United States and abroad.
He’ll build and oversee a team to help push these projects forward, and author one of them himself: A new column, published here and in Europe, for POLITICO’s global audience that explores dynamics related to the future of politics, elections, climate, trade and technology, grounded in reporting, analysis and Alex’s own perspective.
Alex is a one-of-a-kind talent and this is the perfect vehicle for him, having covered these issues at 30,000 feet and at sea level, first for POLITICO and then at The New York Times for the last eight years.
POLITICO was a year old when Alex first joined us, fresh from college graduation, and he quickly made himself a POLITICO original. Alex officially starts right after the Midterms, reporting directly to Dafna, and will join our leadership team. Please join us in welcoming Alex home.