Stephen Brown has been appointed editor-in-chief of politics and policy news title Politico Europe.
The European arm of Politico was launched in 2015 as a joint venture with German publisher Axel Springer. Politico launched in the US in 2007.
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Brown takes over from John Harris, founding editor of Politico, who will continue as chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board for Politico in Europe.
Harris said: “At every turn, Stephen has plunged in with energy, superb judgment, wit, and a special perceptiveness about the human dimension required to make a creative enterprise come together.”
Brown is promoted from executive editor, having joined Politico in June 2015. He began his career at the Financial Times and later joined Reuters.
A spokesperson said Brown plans to boost Politico Europe’s “impact, growth and innovative spirit while continuously striving for authoritative and ‘scoopy’ coverage” as the title enters its fifth year.
Said Brown: “We will build on our growing reputation as a bold and focused publication that takes European politics seriously without losing our sense of humour and mischief.”
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