Welcome to MoCo360. We believe why we are here is as important as what we do. Our purpose is to strengthen our community and empower individuals through trustworthy journalism that covers the depth and diversity of Montgomery County.

Our Staff

We are a small but mighty team from diverse backgrounds, looking to represent the voices of our community. Our award-winning journalism spans from breaking news to in-depth stories to what to do this weekend.

The pillars that frame what we do

by providing reliable, comprehensive coverage that recognizes the joys, critical issues and challenges residents face in their community and within the context of the greater world.
the 1 million-plus Montgomery County residents, institutions and local governments.
 by bringing our audience together—in print, online and through events—to highlight and empower them to engage in community life and effect positive change.

We bring our community together with content that matters at moco360.media.

If you can’t make it to us, we’ll come to you – with our daily MoCo360 TODAY newsletter that gets delivered to your inbox each day. For parents and others wanting to know what is going on in county education, our weekly MoCo360 SCHOOL NOTES is what you want. To keep tabs on what our elected officials are doing (or not) for us, you must sign up for the weekly MoCo360 POLITICS BRIEFING.

And that’s not all. We also produce the award-winning Bethesda Magazine. Published in print and online six times a year, it covers the topics that are interesting and important, from restaurants, real estate and home design to pressing community issues and local people making a difference.

We also produce the annual MoCo360 Insider’s Guide to Montgomery County, filled with tips and insights you’ll enjoy whether you are new to the area or have been here for years. There is always something new to discover in our great county.

Our Story

In the spring of 2021, Jillian and Scott Copeland acquired Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Beat from founders Susan and Steve Hull. The Hulls began by launching Bethesda Magazine from their home in 2004 and it quickly gained a loyal following. The magazine grew into an iconic part of Bethesda – trusted by readers and advertisers alike. Today, the magazine’s “Best of Bethesda” award is a respected and sought after accolade by community retailers, restaurants and service providers.

As news consumption shifted online, Bethesda Beat was born in 2014 as a daily must-read staple for many in Montgomery County, delivering local coverage that’s trustworthy, informative and timely. It has received numerous awards for its breaking news and investigative reporting.

As stewards of the next chapter, the Copelands envision one news and lifestyle brand that showcases all the content that matters—from timely news to engaging features and the fun, heartwarming stories that weave together the fabric of our community.

The Copeland family has deep roots in Montgomery County as fourth-generation Washingtonians who have raised four sons here. The Copelands feel a strong sense of community, instilled in them by their parents. Supporting local journalism allows them to share their passion for fostering connectedness and driving a positive impact in the community.


To become the county’s most relevant, respected and indispensable source of news and lifestyle content, with a deeply engaged audience community.


By holding our leaders, residents, institutions and ourselves accountable, digging into issues and elevating the best of our community, we will make Montgomery County a better place to live, work and