Garrett M. Graff ’03
Garrett M. Graff, editor of The Washingtonian magazine, is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on technology and politics. Only the third editor in the publication’s nearly half-century history, Graff oversees the editorial strategy and staff of “the magazine Washington lives by,” which reaches about 750,000 readers a month in print and online.
His first book, The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House (FSG, 2007), examined the role of technology in the 2008 presidential race. His latest book, The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War in the Age of Global Terror (Little, Brown, 2011), traces the history of the FBI since the death of J. Edgar Hoover in 1972 and was named by Kirkus Reviews one of the best nonfiction books of the year.
Previously, he was the founding editor of the media blog FishbowlDC, where he was the first blogger admitted to a White House press briefing, and served as deputy national press secretary on Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. His writing has appeared in New York, the Washington Post, and Wired, among other publications. He also teaches internet and social media at Georgetown University. He’s been named by PR Week as one of four “new media” journalists to watch and one of ten “rising stars” under 30 by the magazine industry trade magazine, Folio.