Mike Allen, Politico’s chief political reporter, plans to leave the company next month and relinquish his popular “Playbook” newsletter, The New York Times reported Sunday.
Allen will be succeeded at “Playbook” after July 11 by two Politico writers, Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, according to the Times, which wrote up the announcement in Allen’s signature newsletter style. Daniel Lippman, who has assisted Allen since 2014, will also continue to help craft the newsletter.
Allen is departing the company about four months earlier than expected. In January he announced he planned to leave the company in November, The Washington Post reported. He’s set to work on an unspecified business venture with Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei and colleague Roy Schwartz.