Dashiell Bennett has been promoted to editor of The Atlantic’s The Wire, a general news site. Bennett has contributed to the site since 2011, and most recently served as news editor. The Wire launched in 2009.
Bennett is The Wire’s first new editor since Gabriel Snyder left in January.
In a joint statement, The Atlantic’s James Bennet and Bob Cohn said that Bennett was the perfect choice. “In the end, Dash combined the deepest understanding of the core mission of the site with the clearest vision for its possibilities. And while our search was underway, he demonstrated his leadership ability by helping our writers steadily sharpen their work and continue to grow their audience.”