David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt

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David Leonhardt runs The Upshot, a new Times website dedicated to covering politics and policy. The site takes a conversational, analytical approach to many of the day's biggest news stories. The Upshot also emphasizes data visualization and interactives from The Times's award-winning graphics staff.

Before being named to oversee the new venture in late 2013, Mr. Leonhardt was the paper's Washington bureau chief, overseeing coverage of politics, national security, the law, economics and domestic policy from Washington. Previously, Mr. Leonhardt wrote Economic Scene, a weekly economics column, for the business section, looking at both the broad American economy and the economics of everyday life. In April 2011, Mr. Leonhardt won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, for his columns.

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