Nicholas Thompson



Nicholas Thompson

Editor in Chief
Wired

Nicholas Thompson

Nicholas Thompson was named editor in chief of WIRED in 2017. Prior to joining WIRED, Thompson served as editor of NewYorker.com from 2012 to 2017, during which time monthly readership increased by 700 percent. He also oversaw the redesign of the website, the launch of The New Yorker Today app, and the introduction of an online paywall, which contributed to a 130 percent increase in annual subscriptions. Before The New Yorker, Thompson was a senior editor at WIRED, where he assigned and edited the feature story “The Great Escape,” which was the basis for the Oscar-winning film Argo. During his career, Thompson has written about politics, technology, and law for numerous publications. In 2009, his book “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War” was published to critical acclaim. Thompson is also a contributor for CBS News and regularly appears on CBS This Morning and CBSN. He is a cofounder of The Atavist, a National Magazine Award–winning digital publication. Thompson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Young Leaders Council on the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and a former fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. He was a United States Truman Scholar and graduated from Stanford University.

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