Beckman Named President Of 'The Hill'

Policy and politics publisher The Hill has tapped Richard Beckman to become its first president.

Beckman previously served as CEO of Prometheus Global Media when James Finkelstein, chairman of The Hill's parent company Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, was an owner and chairman.

Finkelstein stated: “The Hill has huge expansion plans in the works across many areas, especially video." He called Beckman the "right person to help create and execute these initiatives.”

Beckman added: “Politics is fast becoming the most important passion point in American culture." 

Earlier this month, The Hill named John Solomon EVP of digital video. Solomon was previously COO for Circa, the Sinclair Broadcast digital venture that targeted millennials on mobile devices.

The Hill's goal is to hire 20 people in the next four months to strengthen its push into video.

According to comScore, The Hill outranked competitors Politico, Bloomberg Politics, Axios and Roll Call in unique visitors for five months straight.

Beckman was mostly recently CRO at Group Nine. He previously served as Vice Media’s first CRO and CEO of branded entertainment company Three Lions Entertainment.

Before that, he spent 24 years at Condé Nast in various executive positions, including president of Condé Nast Media Group.

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