NY Times Star Reporter Blake Hounshell Suddenly Dies

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2023
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New York Times political journalist Blake Hounshell has died, according to a newsroom-wide memo sent to the paper’s staff on Tuesday. “Blake was a dedicated journalist who quickly distinguished himself as our lead politics newsletter writer and a gifted observer of our country’s political scene,” executive editor Joe Kahn wrote. Hounshell died after “a long and courageous battle with depression,” his family wrote in a statement. Hounshell joined the Times in October 2021 and helmed its On Politics newsletter. Prior to that, he worked at Politico, where he served a...

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