The Atlantic has a new Senior Director of Communications. It’s Anna Bross, who comes to the publication from NPR. M. Scott Havens, President of The Atlantic, made the announcement today. Bross replaces Natalie Raabe, who recently left for NBC News, where she is VP of Communications.
Bross will oversee all media and public relations for The Atlantic, which includes the magazine, its three websites – TheAtlantic.com, The Wire, and The Atlantic Cities – and the brand’s live events division, AtlanticLIVE. Bross was Director of Media Relations for NPR and worked at the radio station for seven years. She’ll be based in Washington and will report to Emily Lenzner, Atlantic Media Vice President of Global Communications.
Her first day is February 20.
The Atlantic has seen a lot of big changes in the past year. Last June, Linda Douglass, who headed up Atlantic Media Group’s communications, left because her husband, John Phillips, is now the U.S. Ambassador to Italy. President Obama‘s announcement to nominate Phillips came last July. Douglass was soon replaced by Lenzner. At the time, Justin Smith was still working as President of Atlantic Media. Shortly thereafter, in July, Smith left for Bloomberg, where he is CEO of the media group.