We created POLITICO with a simple promise: to prove there's a robust and profitable future for tough, fair and fun coverage of politics and government. To do this, we cling to a simple principle: always hire the most talented editors, reporters and newsroom staff and then set them loose on many platforms for modern media consumption: print, online, mobile, video and events.    

We break down the traditional journalistic conventions that make stories dull, predictable and often unreadable. Instead, while holding tightly to principles of fairness and accuracy, we have created a distinctive brand of journalism that drives the conversation—a conversation absolutely essential for readers and advertisers alike. We never lose sight of our most important audience—the political and government decision makers nationwide—and focus relentlessly on beating our competition to the big stories, emerging trends and sharpest analysis of Congress, the White House and public policy.

We never forget that complacency in the modern media is a deadly cancer. We constantly innovate, both in journalism and as a business proposition. In recent years, we have moved in and captured the dominant market position in providing subscriber-only information on the most important public policy debates with POLITICO Pro and hosting sponsored newsmaking events with the country's most powerful elected officials. 

But none of this works if we ever fall short of that initial promise of delivering nonpartisan news, fast, fair and first. We are proud that six years in, the passion to deliver exactly what readers and advertisers need burns more powerfully than ever.

Company Growth (employees)
Arlington, US
Size (employees)
768 (est)
Politico was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Arlington, US

Key People/Management at Politico

Frederick J. Ryan Jr.

Frederick J. Ryan Jr.

President & CEO
John Harris

John Harris

Editor in Chief

Politico Office Locations

Politico has an office in Arlington
Arlington, US (HQ)
1000 Wilson Blvd
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Politico Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$10 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year
Politico's latest funding round in September 2016 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Politico has raised $10 m

Politico Operating Metrics

Politico's Unique Visitors was reported to be 27.4 m in Jul, 2016
Jan, 2014Jul, 2014Jan, 2015Jul, 2015Jan, 2016Jul, 2016

Unique Visitors

11.7 m9.9 m654.1 k455 k17.5 m27.4 m
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Politico Online and Social Media Presence

Politico News and Updates

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The EU institutions are unbelievably white. Brexit will make them even whiter

The European Parliament is, by several measures, the most diverse legislative chamber in the world. It has 24 official languages and its members are from…

Eric Trump Joins Attack On Gillibrand, Says She Asked For Money ‘Every 3 Days’

His father implied in a tweet the senator was willing to trade sex for campaign contributions.

The billionaires, lobbyists, and Christian extremists behind Trump’s Jerusalem move

Hours after US president Donald Trump declared yesterday that the US would move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, US allies from Malaysia to Indonesia to…
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