The New Republic has named Michael Caruso, formerly the editorial director of The Hill, as CEO and publisher.
Caruso will take over from Kerrie Gillis, former publisher, and assume expanded duties. In this newly created role, he will report to Win McCormack, chairman and editor in chief, while working alongside Michael Tomasky, editor.
Caruso has also launched such initiatives s as The Hill’s Changing America, which grew to drive more than one-third of TheHill.com’s online traffic.
Before that, he spent than seven years at the Smithsonian, where he served as vice president and editor in chief. Caruso has also served as EIC for Los Angeles magazine, Details and Men’s Journal, and also held senior titles at The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and The Village Voice.
“The New Republic had a strong 2022 editorially, with the launch of our breaking news vertical, new podcasts and extensive midterms coverage, and we know Michael is the right person to help lead us into the future,” McCormack states.
“The New Republic has been one of the most influential brands in American politics and culture since its inception,” Caruso states. “It’s been called ‘the in-flight magazine of Air Force One’ and Members of Congress and the administration read it avidly—whether they agree with it or not.
Caruso adds. “With all eyes turning toward the 2024 election cycle, this is a perfect time to capitalize on The New Republic’s reach and influence with new initiatives and growth.”