Nicholas Thompson

Editor-In-Chief of WIRED

Nicholas Thompson is the editor-in-chief of WIRED. Under his leadership, WIRED has launched a successful paywall and an AMP Stories edition; it has also been nominated for National Magazine Awards in design and feature writing.

Thompson is a contributor for CBS News and regularly appears on CBS This Morning and CBSN. He is a cofounder of The Atavist, a National Magazine Award– winning digital publication.

Prior to joining WIRED, Thompson served as editor of NewYorker.com from 2012 to 2017. Before The New Yorker, Thompson was a senior editor at WIRED, where he assigned and edited the feature story “The Great Escape,” which was the basis for the Oscar-winning film Argo. In 2009, his book “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War” was published to critical acclaim.

Thompson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. He was a United States Truman Scholar and graduated from Stanford University.

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