Media Moves

Washington Week names Goldberg moderator

August 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Jeffrey Goldberg

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and chief executive officer of WETA and president of NewsHour Productions, has announced Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic, as the new moderator of Washington Week. The Atlantic will join NewsHour and WETA as an editorial partner on the show, to be rebranded as Washington Week with The Atlantic. Goldberg’s tenure as moderator will begin on Friday, Aug. 11.

Goldberg has been the editor in chief of The Atlantic since 2016, and in that time its journalism and audience have both reached new heights with the magazine winning Pulitzer Prizes in each of the past three years. He retains that role as moderator of Washington Week.

Goldberg joined The Atlantic in 2007 as a national correspondent and in 2016 was named the magazine’s 15th editor in chief. During his editorship, The Atlantic has set new audience and subscription records, and won its first-ever Pulitzer Prizes in each of the past three years. In 2022 and in 2023, The Atlantic received the National Magazine Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the top award in the industry. In 2020, Goldberg was named editor of the year by Adweek, which also named The Atlantic magazine of the year. The Atlantic’s journalism in this time has helped its readers make sense of the world’s most complicated issues and shined a light on injustices the world over.

Goldberg is a regular guest on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN and NPR programs, including Face the Nation, Morning Joe, and The Lead with Jake Tapper. Before joining The Atlantic, Goldberg served as the Middle East correspondent, and then the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Earlier in his career, he was a writer for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He began his career as a police reporter for The Washington Post. Goldberg is the author of “Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.” A former fellow of the American Academy in Berlin, he also served as a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and as the distinguished visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Goldberg is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for reporting, the Daniel Pearl Award for reporting, the Overseas Press Club Award for human-rights reporting, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Prize for best investigative reporting.

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