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Shachtman returning to Wired as contributing editor

March 5, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Noah Shachtman

Katie Drumm, global editor in chief of Wired, send out the following on Tuesday:

Hi All —

I’m very, very excited to share that the one and only Noah Shachtman is returning to WIRED as contributing editor.

Noah was most recently the Editor-in-Chief of Rolling Stone, which he reinvigorated over two-and-a-half years, leaning hard into scoops and investigations across the entertainment industry, politics, technology, and beyond. He also led the outlet to a Polk Award and its first-ever Emmy nomination. Before that, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Best; under his leadership, the outlet uncovered Rep. Matt Gaetz’s payments to a convicted sex trafficker, broke the news of Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and secret charity, and exposed several of the key players in the plot that eventually led to Donald Trump’s first impeachment.

Of course, he’s not new to WIRED: Noah first started writing for as a freelancer in 1998. In 2006, he became a contributing editor for the magazine and co-founded and led WIRED’s fast-moving, news-breaking national security blog, Danger Room. The site took home the Online Journalism Award for best beat reporting and a National Magazine Award for reporting in digital media. During that run at WIRED, Noah also wrote some stellar features, including a deep-dive on the FBI’s investigation into the deadliest biological terror attack in US history, and the story of a 250-year-old code that concealed a secret society.

As a contributing editor for WIRED, Noah will pitch and write both features and shorter enterprise pieces. He’ll also be a guest on WIRED podcasts and in newsletters, and lend a hand with sourcing, tips, and talent scouting, particularly around our politics coverage in this consequential election year.

Please join me in welcoming Noah, who joins Brendan Koerner, Lauren Smily, Virginia Heffernan, and Samanth Subramanian as beloved members of the WIRED extended cinematic universe.



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