'The Guardian' U.S. Hires Matt Mittenthal, Buzzfeed And Political Vet, to lead Communications

The Guardian US has appointed Matt Mittenthal, a veteran of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign and Hillary Clinton's effort in 2016, as head of communications. 

The Guardian seeks to “strategically promote the outstanding work of Guardian journalists, who are responsible for groundbreaking reporting across the country on climate, politics, sports, culture, and more,” says Betsy Reed, editor of Guardian US.

Most recently, Mittenthal has led communications for BuzzFeed, first at BuzzFeed News and later BuzzFeed Inc., during a six-year tenure.

Mittenthal has also served as press secretary to the New York Attorney General, handling national, local and international media.  

The Guardian is a unicorn in US media: non-paywalled, financially sustainable, and growing,” Mittenthal says. “I couldn’t be more excited to promote its brand of fiercely independent journalism on the most urgent crises facing the US, as well as its highly successful ‘open to all, funded by many’ business model.”



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