Reporter Sopan Deb Shifts From Chronicling Donald Trump To Covering Culture
Huffington Post - 3 months
NEW YORK ― Sopan Deb, who emerged as a standout 2016 reporter for his tireless coverage of Donald Trump, is joining The New York Times culture desk.
In a memo to staff, Times Culture Editor Danielle Mattoon said Deb will “cover a spectrum of news – cultural, political, race/gender/class, way-we-live-now – through arts and entertainment lenses in the Trump era.”
Deb, 28, joined CBS in 2014 as an associate producer following stints at NBC News, Al Jazeera Media Network, The Boston Globe and Major League Baseball. He became one of the network’s campaign digital journalists, or “embeds,” in June 2015, just as Trump entered the race.
He followed the insurgent Republican candidate throughout the country for CBS News and even got arrested at one particularly raucous Chicago rally. But it was Deb’s Twitter feed, a rolling resource for Trump interview transcripts and fact-checks of the candidate’s claims, that distinguished the journalist.
When Politico recently named Deb one th
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