Matt Bai is leaving New York Times Magazine for Yahoo News, where he will serve as National Political Columnist. Bai, who is known for connecting his political coverage to larger trends in technology and pop culture, has covered the last three presidential campaigns for the Times Magazine.
“Matt has an ideal voice for Yahoo News,” said Megan Liberman, editor in chief of Yahoo News in a statement. “He has a singular ability to write about politics in a way that will connect with Yahoo News’ broad readership and bring in younger readers who aren’t always attracted to political commentary. I’m thrilled he is joining us.”
Bai is the latest in a series of high profile new hires for Yahoo News, most recently preceded by New York Times columnist David Pogue, as it continues to build a team of new editorial voices. He will be based in the DC bureau and report to Liberman.