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NY Times hires Business Insider’s Schwartz

February 14, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Mattathias Schwartz

Business Insider staffer Mattathias Schwartz will be joining The New York Times as legal correspondent, covering the federal judiciary.

Schwartz has been a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, where he has written more than a dozen feature stories since 2006, including sit-down profiles of John Brennan, Mike Pompeo and Bill Barr.

At Business Insider, he served as chief national security correspondent, delivering a string of impressive scoops. He was the first to report that prosecutors were scrutinizing a former F.B.I. agent named Charles McGonigal. He revealed Peter Thiel’s secret life as an F.B.I. informant, attempts by the Kremlin to arrange meetings between Thiel and Vladimir Putin, and Putin’s own underground bunker on the Black Sea. He broke news about who bought Hunter Biden’s art and what is (and isn’t) in Hunter Biden’s tax returns.

He is also a former New Yorker staff writer. His investigation of the U.S.-led extradition of Christopher Coke from Jamaica won a Livingston Award for international reporting. Among his other magazine pieces are meticulously reported features tackling the drug warHurricane Mariathe U.S.-Mexico bordermass surveillance and online trolls.

Schwartz will be based in Philadelphia. He starts Feb. 26.

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