NY Times Hires New Economics Editor

The NY Times has hired Deborah Solomon, a former editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, as its new economics editor working from the paper’s Washington Bureau.

Deborah is currently a director at Brunswick Group in Washington, where she provides strategic advice to senior executives on crisis situations, litigation and regulatory matters. From 2000 to 2015, she was at The Journal, where she most recently oversaw the financial regulatory and law enforcement teams as a news editor in the paper’s Washington bureau. As a reporter, Deborah led The Journal’s coverage of Washington’s response to the 2008 financial crisis and was a finalist, along with several colleagues, for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. She was also part of a team that won the 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for “The Day That Changed Wall Street.”

In 2003, Deborah was a member of a team of Wall Street Journal reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for the paper’s coverage of the WorldCom scandal, as well as a 2003 Gerald Loeb Award.

Deborah has worked at a range of media outlets, including Bloomberg View, USA Today and The San Francisco Chronicle. She is an avid sailor and spends her weekends trying not to capsize on the Potomac River. She starts her new job at the NY Times on Sept. 18.

The NY Times has also hired Jim Tankersley at the Washington Bureau as a tax and economics reporter.

Jim comes to The New York Times from Vox, where he edited the policy and politics team, including coverage of the economy, health care, immigration, Congress and the White House. Before that he spent four years at The Washington Post as the paper’s economic policy correspondent, and three years in a similar role at National Journal.

Jim has written extensively about the stagnation of the American middle class, the decline of economic opportunity in wide swaths of the country and how policy changes in Washington have exacerbated those trends over the past few decades.