Washington, D.C. (November 2, 2015)-- AtlanticLIVE, the events division of The Atlantic, has hired Emmy award-winning journalist Rob Hendin as its Executive Producer. In the newly created role, Hendin will oversee the editorial team for AtlanticLIVE’s diverse and continuously growing portfolio of events produced across the country and around the world. The news was announced this morning by AtlanticLIVE President Margaret Low Smith.
"Rob has a rare constellation of skills and experience that make him a perfect fit for the job," said Smith. "On top of being a first class journalist, he is a polymath who reads widely and is as passionate about science and history and food as he is about Washington politics."
Hendin has served as a senior producer at CBS News’s Face the Nation since 2011. Prior to his tenure at Face the Nation, he held numerous leadership roles at CBS including chief White House producer, senior political producer, and chief justice producer. No stranger to the fast pace of the Beltway media environment, Hendin will bring his editorial credentials and background in live storytelling to The Atlantic as the group presents a full calendar of winter events, including its first LGBT Summit, the annual Small Business Forum, and Convergence, covering the intersection of the entertainment industry and technology in Los Angeles.
AtlanticLIVE combines the power of The Atlantic brand and the editorial force behind its storied journalism to create a robust portfolio of live events, engaging thought-leaders and high-level audiences on the critical issues of our time in venues around the country and the world.
Hendin joins AtlanticLIVE at a time of unprecedented growth; with an expanding staff of nearly 50, the group is on track to see a record 20 percent revenue gain in 2015. Earlier this year, AtlanticLIVE was honored in five categories—the most of any publisher—by the 2015 Folio: FAME Awards.
Hendin will begin his new role at the end of November.