The New York Times Opinion team sent out the following announcement:
We are excited to announce, on behalf of our audience and video departments, that two of our contract employees are joining as full-time staff. Adrienne Shih, editor on the audience team, and Adam Westbrook, producer and editor on the video team, both do incredible work, and we’re lucky to have them continue with us in Times Opinion.
Adrienne Shih joined the Opinion audience team in November to help run our Instagram account, manage the home page and work on live programming for Twitter and Instagram. Going forward, Adrienne will continue overseeing Opinion’s live programming, co-edit Opinion Today’s Saturday send, continue home page efforts, as well as advise the department on digital best practices.
Before joining The Times, Adrienne was the audience engagement editor for national politics at The Los Angeles Times. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Adam Westbrook has been a freelance video producer and editor since 2009 and doing work with Times Opinion since 2019. He has previously worked as a radio journalist and a lecturer. In 2014 he started a popular YouTube channel creating video essays about history and creativity.