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.
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!
From Yoko Ono's dance clinic to Pharrell's social-media savvy headwear, here are the best Grammy moments distilled just for you.
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.
We'd like to invite you to get in on the fun by getting these two gents to photobomb your favorite pictures.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 ...
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!
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.
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!
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!
It's been a long week, so we'll keep it brief.
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.
Watch the live convention stream with us tonight as Rep. Paul Ryan, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. John McCain, and Rep. Rand Paul are scheduled to address day three of the GOP convention from Tampa, Florida. See the complete schedule below, and join us at 7pm right here to chat live!
The social networks are out in force here at the Republican National Convention, indicating a shift from reflecting to trying to direct the political conversation.
Join us tonight from 7-8 as we chat with Baratunde Thurston, Anna Sale and the It's A Free Country posse as we talk about the start(ish) of the Republican National Convention, Chris Christie, Ron Paul's party, the weather that wasn't, and the RNC's religious twist.