The New York Times politics desk has announced the 2022 Midterm elections reporting team. Read more in this excerpt from politics editor David Halbfinger, deputy political editor Manny Fernandez, deputy politics editor Kathleen Hennessey and deputy editor for news, planning and live, politics Karen Workman:
Coming off her book leave, Maggie Haberman is stepping into a wide-ranging role as a senior political correspondent, designed to capitalize on her unmatched network of sources and her relentless drive for news. In addition to continuing her investigative work on the aftermath of Jan. 6 for the Washington Bureau, Maggie will write sharp, news-breaking enterprise that exposes the motivations, rivalries and passions driving American politics.
Similarly, Jonathan Martin has transitioned out of the national political correspondent role into an enterprise beat with big ambitions. Now, as a senior political correspondent released from (some of) that deadline pressure, he is going deeper to explore the political ideas, personalities, strategies and realignments shaping our turbulent times.
The Washington Bureau’s loss of Jonathan Weisman is our gain. Jonathan is stepping into a key midterm role this year alongside our new colleague Jazmine Ulloa, sharing lead responsibility for House and Senate races. And the estimable Katie Glueck has rejoined Politics from Metro, where she spent a very eventful year as chief metro political correspondent.
Similarly, Reid Epstein will be our point person on races for governor, in addition to his work with Nick Corasaniti and now Ali Berzon and the Magazine’s Charlie Homans on our democracy team, along with Alan Feuer, whose peerless work on Jan. 6 for Washington will eventually give way to a broader focus on extremism and political violence. And more to come, as Jim Rutenberg is returning from book leave to his dual role on the Magazine and Politics.
We’re not fixing what ain’t broke, so Trip Gabriel will continue his strong work on campaigns, Jenny Medina will keep turning out smart, thoughtful stories on voters and Latino politics, and Maya King is in the middle of the action in Georgia.
As an example of that teamwork we are working to encourage National, Washington and Politics reporters alike to contribute to the On Politics newsletter, which is enjoying a brilliant renaissance under Blake Hounshell and Leah Askarinam.