David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, and Michael Luo, the editor of newyorker.com, last week announced a series of staff changes involving four writers.
Specifically, Anand Gopal has been named a contributing writer, Clare Malone has been named a staff writer, Graciela Mochkofsky has been named a contributing writer, and Rachel Monroe has been named a contributing writer.
Gopal, a professor at Arizona State University, is the author of “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes,” which won the Ridenhour Book Prize, and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. He is also the recipient of a National Magazine Award, a George Polk Award, and three Overseas Press Club Awards for reporting from Syria and Iraq.
Malone, who worked at The New Yorker as a factchecker from 2014-2016, returns to the title from FiveThirtyEight, where she was a senior political writer. Her writing has appeared in New York, The Atlantic, GQ, The Columbia Journalism Review, and Harper's.
Mochkofsky has been named a contributing writer and will be writing regularly for newyorker.com; and Rachel Monroe has been named a contributing writer and will be writing regular dispatches from Texas and the Southwest. Previously, she was a contributing writer at The Atlantic and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, New York, Esquire, and many other publications. Her first book, “Savage Appetites: True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession,” was published in 2019.