We are delighted to announce that Laura Bennett -- who has already made a dramatic impact as a culture writer and editor of the New Republic -- will be joining us as the new culture editor of Salon.
Her presence will allow us to continue to expand our groundbreaking coverage of TV, books and literature, the movies -- and the many intersections of culture and politics.
"Laura's a brilliant writer and editor, and has the Salon sensibility deep in her DNA," said Salon editor-in-chief David Daley. "It seemed like every time I saw a perfectly executed idea, the piece carried either her byline or her editing fingerprints. She's going to lead our coverage in really exciting directions, and I can't wait for her to get started."
At the New Republic, Laura worked as a staff writer for the magazine and website. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, the Boston Globe's ideas section, and Newsweek/Daily Beast. She is a graduate of Yale and a former Fulbright Scholar.
Her interview with super-agent Andrew Wylie was one of the most talked-about literary stories of last year.
And she's just the latest high-profile journalist to join Salon. Laura follows Thomas Frank, the former Harper's columnist and author of "What's the Matter With Kansas," among other books, who joined Salon in January as a politics and culture columnist.
Laura's first day will be April 7.