Politico Names Susan Glasser Editor

New editor joins as government-focused site plans to expand coverage outside Washington, to other U.S. cities and to Europe.

Kevork Djansezian for Politico

Politico, the website that says it aims to provide "tough, fair and fun coverage of politics and government," has named Susan Glasser editor.

Glasser succeeds Rick Berke, who resigned as executive editor earlier this month.

People familiar with the situation told The New York Times that Berke left after disagreeing on strategy with the site’s founders, John Harris and Jim VandeHei.

Glasser about a year ago joined Politico from Foreign Policy. She previously edited Politico Magazine. A statement from Politico said she'll name a new executive editor.

Politico said in the statement that Glasser takes the helm as VandeHei, who is chief executive, and Harris, who is editor in chief, focus on expanding the site to U.S. cities other than Washington and to Europe.

Glasser will "oversee the soon-to-be-unveiled relaunch of Politico's digital platform and will also bring on new talent to bolster the site's coverage," the statement said.