Susan Glasser, the editor of Politico, is in discussions with top editors at the New York Times to contribute to the newspaper, say well-placed sources at the paper. The talks stand to reason: Glasser’s husband, Peter Baker, a longtime Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, has been in talks with editors about replacing Jodi Rudoren at the paper’s Jerusalem bureau, as CNN’s Dylan Byers reported in November. (Rudoren recently returned stateside).
According to the sources, the negotiations between Glasser and the Times aren’t yet finalized. They encompass a range of possibilities, including her reporting for the daily newspaper and/or serving as a contributor to the New York Times Magazine.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Baker and Glasser have teamed up. The two spent four years as Moscow bureau chiefs for the Washington Post and co-authored “Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution.”
Following Byers’s report, Politico issued a memo saying that even if Baker took the Jerusalem job, Glasser would be “ready to remain Editor of our Rosslyn newsroom through the election.” Glasser didn’t reply right away to a request for comment.