Bill Ruthhart is joining The New York Times


We are thrilled to announce that Bill Ruthhart is joining The Times as the writing coach and an editor for our newsroom fellowship and early-career programs.

Bill joins us from the Chicago Tribune where, as a political reporter, he has spent the last 11 years digging into the rough and tumble of Chicago politics. He covered the 2020 presidential race and Rahm Emanuel’s eventful tenure as Chicago mayor. Previously, he wrote on state and local politics for The Indianapolis Star. Beyond his accomplishments as a reporter, Bill has a passion for shepherding up-and-coming journalists and often speaks with students at his alma mater, Eastern Illinois University.

In his new role, Bill will help coach and guide our newsroom fellows as they work to become better reporters and writers. He also will support the careers team in other endeavors, such as helping vet candidates for our fellowship, the Times Corps and other early-career programs.

His first day will be Jan. 24. Please join us in welcoming Bill to The Times.


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