In her role as deputy editor-in-chief, Danielle Jones manages the news side of POLITICO, with a focus on growing a culture that reflects POLITICO’s journalistic and entrepreneurial values.
She was elevated to the newly created position in December of 2012 and helps lead a newsroom of more than 150 employees.
Jones spent the previous five years overseeing the POLITICO website as managing editor, online.
In that role, Jones built POLITICO’s Web staff and operation in the newsroom, and she was a chief architect of the company’s Web design.
Jones is also involved in the broader journalism community, serving on the board of directors of the National Press Foundation and as a member of the Gridiron Club.
She came to POLITICO in 2007 from The Hotline, National Journal’s daily briefing on politics, where she managed day-to-day editorial operations as senior editor. In her nine years at The Hotline, Jones’s roles ranged from features editor to managing editor, and she was the longtime editor of the popular morning and afternoon briefings, Wake-Up Call! and Last Call! She also spent two years writing the “Hotline Extra” column for National Journal magazine, and she co-wrote a column for National Journal’s “Convention Daily.”
From 1996-1998, Jones worked as a coordinator at the CBS News Washington Bureau.
Prior to that, she served as the director of public relations for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, a nonpartisan educational foundation.
A native of Virginia Beach, Jones graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in rhetoric and communication studies.