Jacob Weisberg

Jacob Weisberg​ is Chairman of The Slate Group, whose roster includes ​Slate​ magazine and ​Panoply, ​a full-service podcast network. He is the creator and host of Trumpcast, a near-daily podcast about the Donald Trump phenomenon that kicked off in March 2016​. ​A native of Chicago, Weisberg attended Yale University and New College, Oxford. He worked as a writer and editor at ​The New Republic ​(1989-1994) and covered politics for ​New York Magazine ​(1994-1996) before joining the new Internet magazine ​Slate​, where he covered the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns as Chief Political Correspondent and served as Editor from 2002 to 2008. Weisberg has been a contributing writer for ​The New York Times Magazine​, a contributing editor of ​Vanity Fair,​ and a reporter for ​Newsweek ​in London and Washington. He is the author of several books, including ​The Bush Tragedy​, a 2008 New York Times bestseller, and ​In an Uncertain World ​(2003), written with former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. Weisberg’s first book, In Defense of Government​, was published in 1996, and his newest—a biography of Ronald Reagan—came out in January 2016. Weisberg is a member of the ​Financial Times​ A-List board of contributors, and a contributor to the ​New York Review of Books​. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the PEN American Center, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.