New York Times technology reporter Jack Nicas has been named the paper’s Brazil bureau chief.
In 2011, he joined The Wall Street Journal, where he spent seven years covering national news, aviation and technology.
Since coming to The Times, Nicas has covered the power and influence of Silicon Valley, and showed a knack for uncovering the algorithms and characters behind some of the ills of the internet. He exposed how Apple was making compromises to do business in China and traveled to Nigeria for an article about scammers who posed as American servicemen on Facebook to rip off lonely women. And of course there was the memorable pandemic piece on the man who hoarded 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer.
He was part of the team whose coverage of Facebook in 2019 won Polk and Gerald Loeb Awards, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He also was on the team that won a Loeb Award in 2020 for coverage of the fatal flaws in Boeing’s 737 Max jets.
Nicas will lead coverage of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.