Susan B. Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a weekly column on life in Washington. Ms. Glasser has served as the top editor of several Washington publications; most recently, she founded the award-winning POLITICO Magazine and went on to become the editor of POLITICO throughout the 2016 election cycle. She previously served as the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, which won three National Magazine Awards, among other honors, during her tenure.
Before that, Ms. Glasser spent four years traveling the former Soviet Union as The Washington Post’s Moscow co-bureau chief, covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and co-authored Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin and the End of Revolution, with her husband, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker. Their biography of former Secretary of State Jim Baker, The Man Who Ran Washington: the Life and Times of James A. Baker III , was published in 2020.
Ms. Glasser worked for a decade at The Washington Post, where she was a foreign correspondent and editor of the Post’s Sunday Outlook and national news sections. Early in her career, Ms. Glasser was the top editor of Roll Call, the newspaper covering the U.S. Congress. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Washington with Baker and their son. She serves on the board of the Pew Research Center and is also a global affairs analyst for CNN.