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:
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
If college basketball players were any better at killing mice in delis, they’d be bodega cats. That’s why this year, we put together a tournament of champions for our city’s feline guardians of the processed food shelves. We asked people who fancy a local bodega cat to take ...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Watching the presidential town hall debate? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a tile? Come chat it out or hash it out at #debatebingo.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Watching the debate tonight? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a tile? Come chat it out or hash it out at #debatebingo.
Monday, October 01, 2012
The first presidential debate happened last night, and we watched (and chatted) it live with Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A Free Country bloggers. Check out what we talked about here!
Thursday, September 06, 2012
The Democratic National Convention Committee and President Barack Obama have faced harsh criticism this week after deciding to keep the final night of the DNC at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, NC in from the significantly larger Bank of America Stadium. DNC officials cited concerns about the weather in ...
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Watch the live convention stream as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. John Kerry, Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria close out the Democratic National convention tonight in Charlotte. See the complete day three schedule below and watch and chat live with us at 7pm!
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
At the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, we saw a new phase in the maturation of social media - with organizations such as Twitter and Facebook starting to shift from hosting to participating in the political conversation. With their release of the The Twitter Political Index, the company is tracking the amount and sentiment of tweets sent about each of the candidates.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Watch the live convention stream as President Bill Clinton, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, women's activist and attorney Sandra Fluke and more. See the complete day two schedule below and join us for a live chat starting at 7pm!
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Watch the live convention stream as First Lady Michelle Obama, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. See the complete day one schedule below and read the chat transcript!
Friday, August 31, 2012
It's been a long week, so we'll keep it brief.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Rice made an electrifying re-entry into the political scene on Wednesday, giving a statesman's speech that married a fully articulated worldview with her accomplished biography.