I’m delighted to announce that Mike Peed, a stalwart of the Flex desk who has also lent a steady hand filling in as the night editor for the National and Business desks, is joining Politics as a senior staff editor. He’ll be working a swing shift, editing breaking news and all manner of stories by day while also minding the store on Friday and Saturday nights.
Mike is no stranger to political coverage. His first job in journalism was at National Journal, the late-lamented politics and policy magazine, where as a cub reporter he helped cover the 2004 Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden and shared the company’s annual writing award. He went on to The New Yorker, spending close to a decade there helping to manage its fact-checking department while also writing occasional Talk of the Town and Tables for Two pieces, as well as a feature on a blight destroying the world’s banana crops that was cited by the Best American Science and Nature Writing series.
Mike first joined The Times in 2011, when Opinion hired him to establish its research department, and he soon came to assign and edit pieces for the Op-Ed page and Sunday Review. He’s contributed to the Book Review for many years and has written for Metro and the old City section, as well as for The Washington Post and many other publications. He left Opinion to work on a book, and also taught classes in journalism, narrative nonfiction and literature at Choate, but returned to The Times in March 2022.
Please join me in welcoming him to the team.
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