Richard Beckman Named President at The Hill

Richard Beckman

The former Conde Nast and Vice exec will start his new role immediately.

Veteran publishing executive Richard Beckman has been named new president of political news outlet The Hill. He will start his new role immediately.

Beckman will report to James Finkelstein, chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., which publishes The Hill.

"When James first approached me about this role and his ambitious plans for The Hill, I knew the timing was right to work together again," said Beckman. "Politics is fast becoming the most important passion point in American culture, and it's undeniable that The Hill is at the very epicenter. I am very excited about this next phase in the development of this storied brand."

In 2010, Beckman left Conde Nast to oversee Prometheus Global Media, the former parent company of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, and departed two years later. 

Beckman spent more than two decades with Conde Nast, where he held various positions including president of Conde Nast Media Group, CEO Fairchild, CMO Conde Nast, and publisher of Vogue, GQ and Conde Nast Traveler. Most recently, Beckman was CRO at Group Nine.

In 2016, he left Vice Media, where he was the company's first CRO, after a year with the publication.

"Richard has proven himself time and again to be one of the great rainmakers in the media business," said Finkelstein. "The Hill has huge expansion plans in the works across many areas, especially video. I reached out to Richard because I believe he's exactly the right person to help create and execute these initiatives."

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