Nicholas Thompson was named editor in chief
of Wired in 2017. Prior to joining Wired, Thompson served as editor of NewYorker.com from 2012 to 2017, during which time monthly
readership increased by 700 percent. Before The
New Yorker, Thompson was a senior editor at Wired, where he assigned and edited the feature story “The Great
Escape,” which was the basis for the Oscar-winning film Argo.
During his career, Thompson has written
about politics, technology and law for numerous publications. In 2009, his book
The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George
Kennan, and the History of the Cold War was published to critical acclaim.
Thompson is also a contributor for CBSNews and regularly appears on CBSThis Morning and CBSN. He is a co-founder
of The Atavist, a National Magazine
Award-winning digital publication. Thompson is a member of numerous prestigious
industry organizations and was a United States Truman Scholar who graduated
from Stanford University.