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Washingtonian magazine

The Washingtonian
Editor Garrett Graff
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Catherine Merrill Williams
Total circulation
First issue  1965 (1965-month)
Company Washingtonian Magazine, Inc.
Country United States
Based in Washington, D.C.
ISSN 0043-0897

The Washingtonian is a monthly magazine distributed in the Washington, D.C. area since 1965. The magazine describes itself as "The Magazine Washington Lives By".[2] The magazine's core focuses are local feature journalism, guide book–style articles, real estate, and politics.

Editorial content

The Washingtonian is noted for its detailed coverage of area professionals, businesses, and places. Such rankings have included top physicians, top places to dine, and top neighborhoods. Each issue also features listings of the latest fine entertainment, fine arts, and museum exhibits. Classified listings of prestigious real estate, and illustrated coverage of society social events are included in each issue. Feature articles include frank exposés and in-depth profiles of local institutions, politicians, businessmen, academics, and philanthropists, suggestions for weekend getaway trips, and reality stories of local citizens enduring personal problems and tragedies which might also befall the readers.

Perhaps its most significant undertaking is its ranking of the Washington area's 80,000 lawyers. The lists have come out in 2011, 2007, 2004, 2001, 1998, and 1995. The Washingtonian's coverage is significant, and unique, in that it assigns a ranking position to the "Top 30" lawyers in the area.


The Washingtonian is read each month by more than 400,000 people, who spend an average of 96 minutes with each issue and save each issue for an average of five months.[2] The Washingtonian has won five National Magazine Awards.[2]


The current editor-in-chief is Garrett Graff.[3] In August, 2009 The Washingtonian announced that Graff would replace John A. Limpert as editor-in-chief. Limpert is currently editor-at-large.[3]

The Washingtonian is family-owned. The former CEO was Philip Merrill (1934–2006), who was succeeded as chairman by his wife, Eleanor; their daughter Catherine Merrill Williams is the president and publisher.[4]


External links

  • Washingtonian – Official Website of the magazine.
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