The Hill is an American political journalism newspaper and website published in Washington, D.C. since 1994. [5] [5] It is published by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc. Focusing on politics, policy, business and international relations, The Hill coverage includes the U.S. Congress, the presidency, and election campaigns. [8]

The paper was founded in 1994 and was published by New York businessman Jerry Finkelstein. The paper is currently owned by his son Jimmy Finkelstein, who serves as its chairman. [9] Bob Cusack currently serves as the editor-in-chief, Johanna Derlega as the publisher, and Ian Swanson as managing editor. [5]


The Hill was founded in 1994 under the company News Communications, Inc.. The success of Roll Call was cited as a factor that inspired The Hill . Jerry Finkelstein, the former publisher of the New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal , was the primary shareholder of the company. New York Democratic Representative Gary L. Ackerman was a major shareholder of News Communications. [9]

The Hill ' s first editor was Martin Tolchin, a former correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times . In 2003, Hugo Gurdon, [5] who was previously a foreign correspondent (New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Washington, industrial editor at The Daily Telegraph ( London) and founding managing editor of the Toronto-based National Post ), became The Hill ' s editor in chief. Gurdon turned The Hill from a weekly paper into a daily during congressional sessions. In 2014, Gurdon left for the Washington Examiner and was replaced by his managing editor, Bob Cusack. [2]

The newspaper has the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication, with more than 24,000 print readers. [5] It also operates a news website which features six blogs dedicated to specific political and policy issues: Ballot Box , Blog Briefing Room , Congress Blog , Floor Action , In the Know , and Twitter Room .