The pizza came from Fuel and Pete’s. Deputy Managing Editor Tracy Grant alerted staff in a memo: “A little pizza, a little March Madness all while working in the greatest newsroom on the planet: what’s not to love?” Reached by email, Grant tells Washingtonian, “We saw it as a nice gesture by a group of readers; and the per capita contribution was well below any gift threshold.”
We hear the pizza went quickly. In a video thank-you note, David Fahrenthold, Rosalind S. Helderman, and Robert Costa, among others, say they enjoyed their slices.
Executive Editor Martin Baron says thanks; you can also see him grabbing a slice in this screengrab.
There will be more pizza served to nightside staff at 6 p.m. Thursday. Important note: You’ve got to provide your own drinks.
Austin intended to raise $2,000 for his project but raised $7,800. The New York Times already got its pizza, Grant says in her note; Austin says on …