Jacob Weisberg to Join Slate as Chief Political Correspondent

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10, 1996 — Jacob Weisberg, contributing editor at New York Magazine, has been named chief political correspondent for Slate (http://www.slate.com/) , Slate editor Michael Kinsley announced today. Weisberg’s first assignment for the interactive magazine of politics, culture and public policy will be to cover the fall election campaign. After the election, he will continue to cover key political issues and events for the online publication.

“Jake Weisberg is one of the very best journalists writing about politics today,”
said Kinsley.
“He was a star at the New Republic and New York Magazine, and he’ll be a star at Slate. We are thrilled to have him joining us in time for the 1996 fall election campaign.”

Weisberg has covered politics and policy for over a decade, beginning as a reporter and researcher at the New Republic in 1985. From 1987 to 1989, Weisberg studied political philosophy at New College Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and worked as a correspondent in Newsweek’s London bureau.

In 1989, Weisberg returned to the New Republic, working in various editorial capacities, including managing editor. In spring 1994, he moved to New York Magazine, where he authored a weekly column,
“The National Interest.”
He has also written two books: one with Andrew Sullivan in 1992 titled
(Workman) and another in 1996,
“In Defense of Government”

Weisberg has also freelanced for many other publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Esquire, GQ, the Sunday Times of London, the Daily Mail, Partisan Review, the Washington Monthly and the National Interest. He has also appeared on such well-known television programs as
“The Charlie Rose Show,” “Nightline,” “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show”
“The CBS Morning News.”

“The appeal for me is working again with Michael Kinsley,”
said Weisberg.
“And also in helping to invent a new journalistic medium. This won’t be just a job, it will be an adventure.”

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