Vox Co-Founder Ezra Klein Exits for New York Times

Vox’s editor-in-chief Lauren Williams is also departing to launch a nonprofit startup

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Ezra Klein is leaving Vox, the company he co-founded, to become a New York Times columnist and podcast host, the Times announced on Friday.

“We’re confident that Ezra, in his columns and on his podcast, will be able to help our readers and our listeners navigate the political future as Washington moves into a new era. We can’t wait for him to get started in January,” Kathleen Kingsbury, the Times’ interim editorial page editor, and Paula Szuchman, the opinion section’s managing producer for audio, said in a public memo.

Along with Klein, Vox’s editor-in-chief, Lauren Williams, announced on Friday that she is leaving the company. Williams will launch a nonprofit civic news organization for Black audiences called Capital B.

“The 6+ years I’ve spent helping to build Vox into what it is today have been the most rewarding of my career. I love Vox, and I love my team. There’s only one thing that could compel me to leave: the opportunity to create something I’ve dreamed about for a decade,” Williams tweeted.

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