Thomas Kaplan Becomes Washington Domestic Policy Editor for The New York Times

Thomas Kaplan Becomes Washington Domestic Policy Editor for The New York Times

Elisabeth Bumiller and Dick Stevenson | The New York Times

We are very pleased to announce that Thomas Kaplan, who served as weekend editor in Washington on Saturday, will take over the editorial portfolio overseeing our domestic policy and health care coverage.

He is superbly qualified for the job. Before becoming our Saturday editor, when he ran the bureau for half the weekend and oversaw the Bulldog’s shutdown, he covered politics and government for the Times for more than a decade, writing extensively on political issues in Washington, during the election campaign and in Albany. . He covered the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns and served as a congressional correspondent during the Trump presidency. On Capitol Hill, he covered the 2017 Republican tax overhaul and battles over federal spending. He also wrote frequently on health care and worked closely with Robert Pear to cover failed Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Tom became the weekend editor for Saturdays earlier this year and over the past nine months has edited a wide range of Washington stories, including January 1 coverage. 6 investigations, the war in Ukraine, the government’s response to the pandemic and Supreme Court decisions. He has proven to be a thoughtful, careful and sensitive collaborator with journalists, and we are delighted that he is taking on this new challenge.

It starts this week. Please congratulate him!

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