Washington, D.C. (June 5, 2014) – Dashiell Bennett is the new editor of The Wire, The Atlantic news site that tracks “what matters now” in politics, business, technology, and entertainment. Bennett has written for The Wire since October 2011 and has served as news editor since September 2013. As editor, he will be charged with continuing The Wire’s growth in traffic and impact, and enhancing its reputation for the most innovative forms of digital news-gathering and storytelling.
“We looked long and hard for the best person to run The Wire,” said The Atlantic’s presidents, James Bennet and Bob Cohn. “In the end, Dash combined the deepest understanding of the core mission of the site with the clearest vision for its possibilities. And while our search was underway, he demonstrated his leadership ability by helping our writers steadily sharpen their work and continue to grow their audience.”
Bennett began freelancing for The Wire in October 2011, and joined the full-time staff as a writer in January 2013. Previously, he was a senior editor for Deadspin and Business Insider, and he has been a writer, editor, and contributor to Gawker, The Onion, and Slate, among other online publications.