Anna Wintour up for ambassador post
President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the UK or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News.
Wintour, 63, may have some competition for the London posting; Matthew Barzun, finance chairman of Obama's presidential campaign, also is interested in the job, officially known as ambassador to the Court of St. James', said the sources, who requested anonymity when discussing possible personnel moves.
Both Wintour and Barzun were among Obama's biggest bundlers of donations in the campaign, with each raising more than $500,000 to help re-elect the president. Marc Lasry, the managing partner and founder of Avenue Capital Management, also wants the Paris embassy, the sources said.