Nicholas Kristof quits New York Times to explore run for Oregon governor
A Pulitzer prize-winning journalist has quit the New York Times after 37 years ahead of a potential run for governor of Oregon.
Nicholas Kristof, 62, renowned for his coverage of human rights issues around the world, filed papers on Tuesday to form a political action committee called “Nick for Oregon”, enabling him to raise money and hire staff for a campaign.
Kristof – whose Twitter bio describes him as “Oregon farmboy turned NY Times columnist” – has been on leave from the newspaper since June while he explored the idea of a career in politics. He recently co-authored a book, Tightrope, about America’s underlying crises.
In a statement to New York Times staff, where he has worked as a reporter, editor and opinion columnist, Kristof said: “This has been my …
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