Hull, and his wife Susan, started the magazine in June 2004 and Bethesda Beat in April 2014. They sold the magazine and Bethesda Beat in April 2021.
From 1989 through 2002, Hull was an executive with Atlantic Media Company, publisher of The Atlantic magazine and numerous websites. For the last eight years of his tenure, Hull was senior vice president.
Prior to 1989, Hull had been editor and publisher of Military Forum, a defense policy magazine; executive editor of Intercontinental Publications, a business-to-business publisher; associate editor of FOLIO Magazine; political editor of the Litchfield County Times newspaper in Connecticut; and a press secretary on Capitol Hill.
In addition, Hull is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Universities at Shady Grove; a member of the Board of Advisors of the Community Foundation for Montgomery County; a member of the Board of Directors of The Day newspaper in New London, Connecticut; and a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Journalism Department at the University of Connecticut, his alma mater.
Hull has been a resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland for 30 years. He and Susan, the vice president of publishing at Bethesda Magazine, have four grown children.