Politico is launching a gossip column

Kate Glassman Bennett promises her new Politico column, The KGB File, will be “fun, coy, insightful, a tad biting — and smart.” The editor’s memo.

From: Susan Glasser
Date: February 9, 2015 at 6:32:17 AM EST
To: TP-Edit
Subject: a new addition

It’s been a while, but Washington is about to get a great gossip column. Kate Glassman Bennett, a fourth-generation Washingtonian who cut her teeth on gossip in the competitive world of Las Vegas before returning home to DC, will soon launch The KGB File for us at POLITICO. Kate promises a column very much in the spirit of the legendary late Diana McClellan, whose Ear in the Washington Star was the original must read in a company town where the backstage happenings of its congresspeople and Cabinet officers, columnists and chefs have always helped chart the ebbs and flow of power. Kate is a former gossip columnist for the Las Vegas Sun and editor in chief of Vegas Magazine (not to mention classics graduate of St. John’s College); most recently here in DC she has edited Capitol File magazine, Washingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian Mom. For Politico, she promises a great read multiple times a week: “fun, coy, insightful, a tad biting — and smart.”

Stay tuned for more on the launch: Kate starts work with us on Feb. 23.