The Hill Names Politico Exec as Publisher

Adam Prather

He will replace Francine McMahon, who is starting a Beltway public relations firm.

Adam Prather, who worked for several years as Politico's national advertising director, has been hired by rival Beltway publication The Hill as its new publisher, the paper announced on Wednesday. 

"Adam has a highly distinguished record in publishing and an unmatched familiarity with Washington media," said James Finkelstein, chairman of The Hill's parent company, in a statement. "He’s going to be a tremendous asset to us as we expand our coverage of Washington politics to new platforms for our readers."

He is set to replace current publisher Francine McMahon, who had been announced by the paper in late November as exiting at the end of the year to launch a public relations firm, Capitol Image Counsel.

The Hill -- which counts Politico, National Journal, Roll Call and The Washington Post, among others, as competitors for policy and campaign news -- redesigned its website at the end of October. The publication's circulation is listed at around 24,000.