Caitlin Thompson

Caitlin Thompson is WNYC.org's executive editor.

During the 2012 election, she served as WNYC's political editor, overseeing the award-winning interactive site It's A Free Country as well as the New York political blog The Empire.

Caitlin covered the 2006 and 2008 elections for The Washington Post, where she produced the daily Post Politics Podcast and Citizen K Street, an investigative series on the rise of lobbying. From there, Caitlin went on the campaign trail for TIME, where she profiled the McCain campaign’s resurgence in New Hampshire, the Barackstar effect and how to eat a Huckaburger, among other stories. Caitlin graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and is the titleholder of the women’s tennis team’s pizza eating contest. You can follow her on Twitter @caitlin_thomps.

Caitlin Thompson appears in the following:

Empire Recap: Family Song

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Andre's bid to win over the Empire board fails - hard - and Jamal takes his father's advice to live his truth to heart, which leads to a big ole' coming out party.

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Empire Recap: What is a Bae?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A quack Russian ALS treatment lands Lucious in the ICU, Cookie and the Lyon patriarch consummate the greatest romance of our time, and nobody's asking Jamal to take a paternity test.


Empire Recap: Mama Hens and Baby Mama Drama

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lucius comes clean about murdering Bunkie, a familiar face (ok, it's Courtney Love) joins in as a washed-up rocker who needs Mama Cookie, and Jamal and Hakeem's mother issues deepen.


Empire Recap: Sidepieces and Sidearms

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Old-fashioned espionage outs Tiana, nearly sinking Hakeem's music video masterpiece. Jamal's recording session is interrupted by gunfire, and Cookie dodges hits in killer heels.


Empire Recap: Girls Run the World

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On the fourth episode, Cookie expands her turf, Tiana reveals she's in the hip-hop game to win it, and the source of Hakeem's mommy issues is revealed (it rhymes with Shaomi Shmampbell).


Empire Recap: The Notorious BIB

Thursday, January 15, 2015

On the second episode of Fox's hip-hop drama "Empire," the family dynamics simmer over a musical showcase engineered by patriarch Lucius Lyon to promote one son, but not the other.

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Empire Recap: Fox's Hip-Hop 'Dynasty' is a Glorious Hot Mess

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Fox's hip-hopera "Empire" has a bold cast and even bolder ambitions. Ridiculous, sure. But is it any good?

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The Year Aaliyah Made a Comeback

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It's like the icy cool R&B songstress who ruled the '90s is back - in the form of four new R&B artists who gave us familiar chills.
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Roxane Gay: The Bad Feminist's Guide to Enjoying Hip Hop

Friday, November 21, 2014

From dissecting "Blurred Lines" to finding modern-day poets who still insist on casually using the term "bitch," essayist Roxane Gay talks about where she draws the line.
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How to Be a Well-Mannered Tennis Fan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The U.S. Open has a reputation of drawing noisier crowds, and while some players say a boisterous audience is energizing, not all athletes are equally appreciative of the extra decibels.


Where Did All of Tennis' Rivalries Go?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Maria Sharapova’s French Open victory was great for her personal brand, but not all that great for tennis. Big time rivalries have given way to charming players draped in Nike. But one up-and-comer is bursting onto the women’s tour, and she’s not there to make friends.

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March Meowness: And We Have a Winner

Monday, April 07, 2014

Bodega cats are hipper than shuffleboard and, unlike Cronuts, they will never go out of style. We asked you to vote for your favorite cat and, after 90,000 swipes, we have a winner.

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Bodega Cat Bracket: Your Photos

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A tournament of champions for our city’s feline guardians of the processed food shelves.

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Our Favorite #NotYourStockWoman Photos

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On the Brian Lehrer Show, we spoke with Jessica Bennett of Lean In about their efforts to update "stock photos" of women. We asked you to submit photos that represent modern women of all types, using the hashtag #NotYourStockWoman. Below are some of our favorites. Be sure to check out the full range of fantastic photos on Instagram and Twitter. And keep them coming - we'll update as we get more!

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The 10 Best Grammy Moments in Vines

Monday, January 27, 2014

From Yoko Ono's dance clinic to Pharrell's social-media savvy headwear, here are the best Grammy moments distilled just for you.


WNYC's Snowpocalypse Boredom Survival Guide

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Snow days can be fun--or incredibly boring. If you find yourself stuck inside on Friday, here's how to make the most of it.

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Photoshop Contest: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (and You)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

We'd like to invite you to get in on the fun by getting these two gents to photobomb your favorite pictures.

Hand Wringing in Yankee-Land as Ellsbury Heads to New York

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Yankees are reported to have made a major move Tuesday by acquiring star Red Sox center-fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, signing him to a seven-year deal worth $153 million.


WNYC's Alterna-Guide to Thanksgivukkah

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's a rarity that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap (it won't happen again for 80,000 years!), but with all the recipes, advice and guides to the celebrations, we're feeling a dangerous amount of holiday overload. So what if the two actually cancelled each other out? Think of all the amazing things you could spend your time doing. Here, a guide to an anti-Thanksgivukkah long weekend.


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Watch and Read Chat: Vice Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Vice Presidential debate took place Thursday night live in Danville, Kentucky. Brian Lehrer reconveneed his (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network, and was joined by former moderator Carole Simpson of ABC, and PBS' Jim Lehrer, host of this year's first debate.

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We also live chatted with Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A Free Country bloggers for a witty, communal and informative experience. Watch the debate and read the transcript below!