About Jacob Weisberg
Jacob Weisberg is Chairman of The Slate Group, whose roster includes Slate magazine and Panoply, a podcast network. A native of Chicago, Weisberg attended Yale University and New College, Oxford. He worked as a writer and editor at The New Republic and covered politics for New York Magazine before joining the new Internet magazine Slate, where he covered the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns as Chief Political Correspondent and served as Editor from 2002 to 2008. Weisberg has been a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, and a reporter for Newsweek in London and Washington.
He is the author of several books, including The Bush Tragedy, a 2008 New York Times bestseller, and In an Uncertain World (2003), written with former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. Weisberg’s first book, In Defense of Government, was published in 1996, and his newest—a biography of Ronald Reagan—came out in January 2016.