Capital New York is using its Politico money to expand its ranks: Jim Windolf, Glynnis MacNicol and Joanna Molloy have been hired to write weekly reported columns for the publication when it re-launches in November.
The three have some impressive experience under their belts: Windolf is a contributing editor to “Vanity Fair” and senior editor at “M;” he’s also written for the New York Observer and will continue to teach at Wesleyan University.
MacNicol co-founded The Li.st with Rachel Sklar and has worked for Business Insider and Mediaite. She also wrote a weekly review/recap of “The Newsroom” for Capital New York over the summer.
And Joanna Molloy wrote “New York Daily News'” longtime gossip column “Rush and Molloy” until 2010. For the past three years, she’s written a column for NYDN about city affairs.
The columns will be New York affairs-centric, as the Huffington Post first reported. Capital editor Tom McGeveran told TheWrap that he wants “columns speak for themselves in specific” when they debut sometime in the fall (their exact start dates and Capital New York’s relaunch are still being worked out, he said). All three, he added, will continue with their other projects while writing for Capital.
“I’d expect most of the columnists to have a lot of irons in the fire,” he said.
Don’t expect the three to be Capital New York’s only columnists, either.
“There are more columnists still to be announced as we work out details,” McGeveran said.