Walter Shapiro joins editorial staff of New Republic

Walter Shapiro and icon for The New Republic
April 23, 2019

The New Republic today announced its expanded editorial team under the direction of recently-named Editor Chris Lehmann. Walter Shapiro brings a varied background and years of in-depth reporting experience to The New Republic, and is joining as a part-time staff writer, effective immediately.

Shapiro, a legendary political journalist, will focus on the 2020 presidential campaign.  Shapiro has been a frequent contributor to the magazine since 1980. He is the author of two books; a veteran of such publications as USA Today (where he was a long-time political columnist), Time, and Newsweek; and a White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter. In addition to his new staff position, Shapiro will continue as a lecturer in political science at Yale (since 2013) and as a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University (since 2014). He will also maintain his weekly column for Roll Call.