Sep 20, 2021

Axios announces more than 20 editorial hires for Axios Local expansion

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1 big thing: Axios Local’s expansion into eight new markets is being supported by more than 20 new reporters in the Axios Local newsroom and the addition of several new editors and new senior leadership.

  • Nicholas Johnston, who previously served as Axios’ Editor in Chief, has been named Publisher. He will oversee the ongoing expansion of Axios Local, as well as other enterprise initiatives for Axios. Sara Kehaulani Goo was promoted to Editor in Chief and will oversee Axios’ 120+ journalist newsroom, 20+ newsletters and three podcasts.
  • Shane Savitsky and Emma Way were promoted to Deputy Managing Editors for Axios Local, and Hadley Malcom was promoted to Editor of Axios Local.  

Why it matters: Axios is furthering its commitment to local news by rapidly expanding the personnel and management of Axios Local. A startup within a startup, Axios Local has paired superior, on-the-ground local reporting with the resources of Axios’ national newsroom. 

  • Axios hires the best voices in each new city to deliver original reporting, scoops and local coverage worthy of readers' time. This slate of new hires is an exciting step in Axios Local’s journey to bring Smart Brevity to more cities across the country, ” said Jim VandeHei, Axios co-founder and CEO.  

Go deeper: Axios has hired the following people as part of the Axios Local expansion:

Axios Atlanta: launches 10/4

  • Emma Hurt
  • Kristal Dixon
  • Thomas Wheatley

Axios Austin: launches 9/27

  • Asher Price
  • Nicole Cobler

Axios Chicago: launches 9/20

  • Justin Kaufmann
  • Monica Eng

Axios Columbus: launches 9/27

  • Alissa Widman Neese
  • Tyler Buchanan

Axios Dallas: launches 10/4

  • Michael Mooney
  • Tasha Tsiaperas

Axios DC: launches 9/20

  • Chelsea Cirruzzo
  • Cuneyt Dil
  • Paige Hopkins

Axios Nashville: launches 9/20

  • Adam Tamburin
  • Nate Rau

Axios Philadelphia;: launches 10/4

  • Mike D'Onofrio
  • Taylor Allen

Associate Editors

  • Everett Cook
  • Gigi Sukin
  • Kayla Sharpe


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