Four months after the first rumblings of its expansion began, Politico, now the preeminent publication for inside the Beltway politics, has made its move. As part of a national strategy to replicate in state capitals what it did in Washington, Politico announced plans in April to hire reporters in several states, including Massachusetts. Now, Politico has found its Bay State scribe.
The Arlington, Va.-based outlet announced Thursday it hired Lauren Dezenski, a writer for The Dorchester Reporter, to build its foundation for “Politico Massachusetts.” Dezenski will start by compiling a Playbook for the Bay State’s raucous political scene, as reporter Mike Allen has long done for national politics. However, that will be just the beginning.