New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss announced today that Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) is joining the magazine as national correspondent, covering the political landscape, with a focus on 2018 congressional races and the 2020 presidential race. In this new position he will contribute to nymag.com’s news and politics vertical Daily Intelligencer, in addition to writing features for the print magazine. He starts on April 2 and will split his time between New York and Washington, D.C.
“Gabe has a remarkable record of documenting the complex dynamics at play in campaigns and breaking big stories about candidates,” says Moss. “We are excited to be bringing his reporting talents to bear in covering two of the more important elections in American history.”
Debenedetti spent three years as a national political reporter at Politico, where he covered Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the Democratic Party during 2016’s election before writing about national politics in the age of Trump, and the run-up to 2018 and 2020 over the last year. Before joining Politico, he wrote about national politics for Reuters, based in both Washington and New York. His writing has also appeared in The Economist, The New Republic, and Politico Magazine. A New Jersey native, Debenedetti graduated from Princeton University, where he was the editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian.
Debenedetti joins the stellar political team at New York, including daily columnists Jonathan Chait and Ed Kilgore; Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi; writers-at-large Frank Rich, Andrew Sullivan, and Rebecca Traister; politics editor Ezekiel Kweku, and Daily Intelligencer writers Benjamin Hart, Margaret Hartmann, and Eric Levitz.