NYT, LAT and FiveThirtyEight Reporters Headed to Guardian US

Congrats Judy Tong, Matthew Teague and Mona Chalabi.

After most recently covering elections and millennial culture for FiveThirtyEight, Mona Chalabi has found her next career role: data editor for the Guardian US. She is one of several new hires announced today; all are set to begin working for the paper in the coming weeks.

From the announcement:

Chalabi will work collaboratively across desks and bureaus to inject informed analysis into political and culture coverage. A frequent contributor to National Public Radio, she was previously to ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight a data journalist at the Guardian in London, following work at The Economist, Transparency International and the International Organisation for Migration.

Matthew Teague, Southern correspondent, will write news and features covering a broad swath of the American South. He joins from the Los Angeles Times, where he was global correspondent, reporting from South America and across the US. A native of Mississippi, he has also reported from Afghanistan, China, Ireland and Sri Lanka for National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Esquire, the Atlantic and more.

Judy Tong is appointed news editor, west coast, Guardian US, and will help coordinate the day-to-day news and tech operations in the Guardian’s San Francisco bureau. She joins from the New York Times, where she has held a range of editing positions across digital and print over the last 15 years.

The paper is also adding contributing writers based in Detroit (Ryan Felton) and Chicago (Zach Stafford), and announced that the U.S. opinion section will soon include the columnist voices of the National Journal’s Lucia Graves and the Texas Observer’s Cindy Casares.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.