NY Times Names 2016 Election Editor

A Times vet takes the reins

DH_mugshotThe New York Times has named David Halbfinger its 2016 presidential campaign editor. Halbfinger is a deputy metro editor, who has been with the Times since 1997.

Halbfinger will also have the help of deputy Washington bureau chief Paul Volpe and national security editor Bill Hamilton.

“David will have strong partners on the campaign: he will work closely with Paul Volpe, our deputy, who brings dazzling creativity and smarts to our report across all platforms, and Bill Hamilton, our political enterprise editor, who is among the most talented and thoughtful architects of long-form stories anywhere,” wrote the Times’ Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan, in a memo.