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New York City—June 8, 2017—Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive announced today that Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker has been named contributing editor, covering Washington, D.C., and politics for Glamour. Building on the brand’s long history of political coverage, Parker will be responsible for bringing top politicians and coverage of important policy issues to Glamour’s pages and digital platforms.

“Ashley is perfect for this role because she’s both a tireless reporter with a knack for engaging coverage and a Glamour woman herself—interested in looking at politics from the point of view of her own peer group,” said Leive. “At this time when what’s happening in politics is moving so quickly, her experience on the ground in Washington will be instrumental in our effort to keep Glamour readers informed about political players and policies that impact them so directly.”

Parker, who has contributed to Glamour since 2015, is currently a White House reporter for The Washington Post, which she joined earlier this year. Prior to her time at The Washington Post, Parker spent 11 years at The New York Times, covering the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and Congress, among other topics. She began her career at The New York Times in 2005, as Maureen Dowd’s research assistant. Parker has also written for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Chicago magazine, The HuffPost, and The Washingtonian, and her photos have appeared in Vanity Fair. Parker grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

“I’ve covered politics for over ten years, but now feels like one of the most exciting, and most critical, times to be a journalist,” said Parker. “The interest in what is happening in Washington—from the walls of the White House to the corridors of the Capitol—is like nothing I've ever experienced before, and I could not be more thrilled to share these moments with Glamour readers.”

Glamour’s dedication to coverage of political issues runs deep. It was the first women's magazine to ever include a regular Washington report in its pages, and over the years it has introduced readers to many young women and leaders working in all areas and levels of politics. Glamour has featured exclusive interviews with political newsmakers of every type over the years, including President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, among many others.

In her role covering Washington for Glamour, Parker succeeds Giovanna Gray Lockhart, who left her Glamour post earlier this year after a move to New York City, and Linda Kramer Jenning, who previously served as Glamour’s D.C. editor for nearly eight years.

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Glamour is one of the biggest fashion and beauty magazine brands, written for and by women who are dedicated to living their lives fully. The brand reaches an all-time high of one out of eight American women, with 9.7 million print readers, more than 11 million unique monthly users online, and over 14 million followers across social media platforms. Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year and General Excellence for its category, two Television Academy honors and a Webby People’s Voice Award.


Thursday, June 8, 2017