Mark Leibovich named NYT Magazine chief national correspondent

D.C-based New York Times political reporter Mark Leibovich has been named New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent. He’ll also contribute to The Times’ Style section.

Statement from Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren:

Mark Leibovich

I am thrilled that Mark Leibovich is joining the magazine as Chief National Correspondent. I’ve loved the stories he’s been writing for The Times (such as his recent piece on Joe Biden) and have been clamoring to get him into our pages. It was a cruel twist of fate that Mark went on book leave shortly after I took over as editor of the magazine, although I was lucky enough to accept the National Magazine Award he won for his profile of Politico’s Mike Allen. There will be more like that coming soon. His style is so naturally suited to what we do. He understands exactly how the culture of Washington interacts with the culture of the whole country. As we head into the home-stretch of the presidential race, he’ll be covering politics and the campaign, alongside Matt Bai and Robert Draper. He will also venture into other areas such as media, pop culture and sports. Mark’s expertise, excitement and vitality will be a major presence at the magazine going forward.

Styles editor Stuart Emmrich says:

Mark’s wide range of interests and talents make him an ideal contributor for Styles. As a complement to his longer work for the magazine, Mark’s new role will allow him to turn his keenly observational eye on some of the more intriguing political characters during this campaign season (and beyond).