Peter Cherukuri is leaving his executive role at Politico to join startup incubator 1776, reports The Huffington Post.
“We’re thrilled to have Peter joining our team this fall,” 1776 CEO Donna Harris said in a statement to HuffPost. “Given his experiences at the forefront of new media and in all he’s achieved in the political information industry, he’s uniquely qualified to build our intelligence and insights platform and help lead our team. We’ve worked closely with him for years and are excited to have him on board.”
Cherukuri previously held management positions at Huffington Post and Roll Call. He’s also served on the boards of the National Press Foundation, the West Virginia University Reed College of Media, and the Close-Up Foundation.
Cherukuri is the latest in a string of high-level departures this year at Politico.
“Executive editor and co-founder Jim VandeHei left in April to launch a new company with chief White House correspondent and “Playbook” creator Mike Allen, who officially departs after the election,” writes HuffPost Media Critic Michael Calderone. “Chief operating officer Kim Kingsley and chief revenue officer Roy Schwartz, two key figures throughout the company’s nine-year trajectory, left along with VandeHei. Top newsroom editor Susan Glasser plans to move to Israel after the election, where she’ll join her husband, New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Peter Baker.”
Megan Chan, who was director of digital products at Politico, joined The Washington Post as director of digital operations in May.