Dorothy Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast “The Political Scene.” She is on the faculty of The Writers’ Institute at CUNY’s Graduate Center, where she teaches a course on narrative nonfiction.
She was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995. Before that, she spent fifteen years at The New Republic, as managing editor and later as executive editor. She edited The New Republic Reader: 80 Years of Opinion and Debate (Basic Books, 1994). She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1988-1989.