Editor in Chief, WIRED
Nicholas Thompson is editor in chief of WIRED, which under his leadership has been nominated for National Magazine Awards in design and feature writing. He is a CBS News contributor, regularly appearing on “CBS This Morning”and CBSN, and a co-founder of The Atavist, an award-winning digital publication. Thompson co-wrote WIRED’s February 2018 cover story, “Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook — and the World,” an 11,000-word investigation based on reporting with more than 50 current and former Facebook employees. From 2012 to 2017, Thompson was editor of NewYorker.com and prior to that, a senior editor at WIRED. His book The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War was published in 2009.