Peter Nicholas will join The Atlantic’s growing politics and national affairs reporting team as a White House correspondent, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and editor of TheAtlantic.com Adrienne LaFrance announced today. Nicholas will begin with The Atlantic next month, and will share the beat with Elaina Plott.
For the past seven years, Nicholas has been a politics reporter and White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He has participated in a half dozen interviews with President Trump, and in recent months has closely chronicled Trump’s quest for a wall, the government shutdown, and staff upheaval at the White House. Nicholas most recently reported on how Vice President Mike Pence has inserted his religious considerations into the administration’s foreign policy.
Before joining The Wall Street Journal in 2012, Nicholas was a staff writer and presidential campaigns reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He covered the 2008 presidential campaign and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration from Sacramento. He has also worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The Atlantic continues its ambitious expansion in 2019, including doubling its politics and national affairs reporting team under Politics Editor Vernon Loeb. Recent politics team hires include Edward-Isaac Dovere as staff writer and Yara Bayoumy as national security editor.