Though Benson and McGeveran will continue to run Capital New York’s daily operations, Albritton has named Jim VandeHei, Politico co-founder and executive editor, president of the site.

This acquisition comes on the heels of more expansion for Politico; the publication has announced plans to create a magazine and launch three new verticals covering trade, agriculture and education.

Capital New York will be sharing updates on its absorption into the mothership on its Twitter account.


Alexis Sobel Fitts is an assistant editor at CJR. Follow her on Twitter at @fittsofalexis.