Patrick Healy to Lead Midterm Elections Coverage for the New York Times


Patrick Healy has been named politics editor for the New York Times. He will lead the paper’s coverage of the 2018 midterm elections and looming 2020 presidential race.

In a memo to staff, executive editor Dean Baquet, managing editor Joseph Kahn and deputy managing editor Matt Purdy outlined the Times’ election coverage strategy:  “In addition to running his own staff of reporters and editors, Patrick will work in conjunction with editors on other desks, primarily in the Washington bureau with Elisabeth Bumiller and Jonathan Weisman — who as a congressional maven will be a key player in our coverage — and on national with Marc Lacey, Jia Lynn Yang and Julie Bloom.”

Healy started his career at the Boston Globe where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series on grade inflation at Harvard and reported from war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. He joined the Times in 2005. In addition to covering politics, he also guided investigative reports into sexual harassment allegations against Louis C.K., Russell Simmons and other cultural figures.