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The New York Times Has Hired Nate Cohn


Nate Cohn is parting ways with The New Republic and moving to The New York Times, where he will join their newly created data and polling team led by David Leonhardt. Nate Cohn joined The New Republic in May 2012 after spending two years at Stimson Center as a research assistant.

Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic, first met Cohn when he was blogging about politics in his spare time. “Nate Cohn is a star,” says Foer. “It's been fun watching him rise—from a junior analyst at a defense think tank to his current stature as a true maven—and a treat having him in the office. I'm sure he'll crush it at the Times."

At The New York Times, Cohn will focus on data-driven political analysis. “I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work with an exceptionally talented and fun staff at The New Republic,” says Cohn. “Frank and Chris are building something special, and it's sad that I won't be a part of it.” 

Meanwhile, at The New Republic, Nora Caplan-Bricker has been promoted from assistant editor to staff writer. Caplan-Bricker reports on women's issues, the environment, and higher education. Chris Beam joined the team as a staff writer based in China. Beam spent the last few years submerged, learning the language and culture, and is bringing his expertise to the print magazine and Finally, Pulitzer Prize–winner Philip Kennicott is now a contributing editor.

As Chris Hughes noted in his recent blog post, The New Republic will continue to grow operations. The web and mobile development team, editorial team, and advertising team will all expand over the next few months.