U.S. News Hires Janeane Garofalo’s Nephew

Pat Garofalo, most recently the Economics Editor at Think Progress, is joining U.S. News & World Report‘s opinion section as Assistant Editor. As you can see, Garofalo has a seriously spectacular head of hair. His aunt is none other than Janeane Garofalo, the actress, comedian and liberal activist.

Tierney Sneed, who has been Associate Editor of Opinion for the past year, will transition to the news team to cover arts and culture.

See the internal memo sent to staff from Robert Schlesinger, Managing Editor, Opinion.

Please help me welcome Pat Garofalo to the U.S. News team. Pat comes to us from Think Progress, where he had worked for the last four-and-a-half years, most recently as the economics editor. Pat joins our Opinion section as assistant editor, where he will not only help run the section on a day to day basis but will also contribute his own thoughts on the Thomas Jefferson Street Blog. Pat’s byline has appeared in USNWR previously; he’s also written for The Nation, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Baltimore Sun, The American Prospect, the Washington Examiner and In These Times. A fan of the New York football Giants and the New Jersey Devils, Pat is situated in the newsroom in cubicle 472G, so please stop by and say hello.
Pat’s arrival also means that Tierney Sneed, who has been an associate editor in the Opinion section for the last year (after starting here as an intern) is transitioning to the News team where she will devote her full energies to covering arts and culture. She’ll be missed in Opinion—and will be a great asset for News.
Robert Schlesinger
Managing Editor, Opinion