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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.

HQArlington, US
Employee Ratings3.2
Culture scoreB

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Employees (est.) (May 2020)839(+2%)
Job Openings25

Key People/Management at Politico

Robert L. Allbritton

Robert L. Allbritton

Publisher and Executive Chairman
Matthew Kaminski

Matthew Kaminski

Carrie Budoff Brown

Carrie Budoff Brown

Peter Canellos

Peter Canellos

Brad Dayspring

Brad Dayspring

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Cally Stolbach Baute

Cally Stolbach Baute

Vice President, GM of Audience Solutions
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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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Politico total Funding

$10 m

Politico latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago
Politico's latest funding round in September 2016 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Politico has raised $10 m
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Politico Operating Metrics

Politico's Unique Visitors was reported to be 27.4 m in Jul, 2016.
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Unique Visitors

11.70 m9.90 m654.10 k455 k17.50 m27.40 m
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Politico News and Updates

The Trump administration declined to use an Obama-era pandemic preparedness playbook, Politico reports

The Trump administration declined to use a nearly 70-page pandemic preparedness playbook created by the National Security Council's health unit during the Obama administration, Politico reported. The playbook anticipated and gave instructions for federal officials to prepare for many of the same r…

Zuckerberg accepts Facebook may pay more tax in different places: Politico

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accepts that global tax reforms mean the social networking giant may have to pay more taxes in different countries, Politico reported, citing excerpts of a speech he is due to give on Saturday.

U.S., Canadian and Mexican representatives to meet on Wednesday: Politico

U.S., Canadian and Mexican representatives are set to meet in Washington on Wednesday to discuss the trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Politico reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the plans.

GM, White House deny Politico report of administration involvement in UAW talks

The White House and GM denied a report in Politico that said the Trump administration was involved in the automaker's contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers union.

Wide Span of Tariff Estimates in WTO Airbus Case: Politico

WTO Rules in Favor of U.S. Tariffs Over Airbus Case: Politico

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at Axios and Politico cofounder after he calls her 'the Donald Trump of the Democratic Party'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned Axios CEO Jim VandeHei on Monday for calling her "the Donald Trump of the Democratic Party." "Yikes. The CEO of a news media company is almost a *full year late* to one of the laziest takes of 2018," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about VandeHei. VandeHei argued duri…
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Politico Blogs

The Last Time a President Got a Pass on a Scandal-Plagued White House

What Coolidge can teach Trump about 2020: If the economy is good, just ignore the other stuff.

Here’s a Trump campaign strategy Democrats are eager to embrace

Parscalization is playing out across the large and growing Democratic field.

What a Decades-Old Grand Jury Probe Just Revealed About the Mueller Report

A federal court decision on Friday shows how Congress can finally get its hands on the special counsel's work.

Democrats face minefield if they get Trump's tax returns

There will be a period, possibly lasting months, when Democrats will have seen the president’s taxes, but they won’t be able to talk about them.
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Politico Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Politico founded?

    Politico was founded in 2007.

  • Who are Politico key executives?

    Politico's key executives are Robert L. Allbritton, Matthew Kaminski and Carrie Budoff Brown.

  • How many employees does Politico have?

    Politico has 839 employees.

  • Who are Politico competitors?

    Competitors of Politico include ProPublica, Quartz and VentureBeat.

  • Where is Politico headquarters?

    Politico headquarters is located at 1000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington.

  • Where are Politico offices?

    Politico has an office in Arlington.

  • How many offices does Politico have?

    Politico has 1 office.