Noah Shachtman is an American journalist. He is currently the Editor in Chief of The Daily Beast. He previously served as Executive Editor of the site. A former non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, he also worked as Executive Editor for News at Foreign Policy.
Early life and education
Born to a Jewish family, Shachtman graduated from Georgetown University and attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prior to beginning his career in journalism, Shachtman was a campaign staffer in the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign. Shachtman has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Wired, Slate, Salon, HuffPost, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He has also appeared as a guest on MSNBC and Frontline. Shachtman was a featured speaker at the seventh Center for a New American Security Conference.
As an editor at Wired, Shachtman co-founded the Danger Room blog, for which he won the 2012 National Magazine Award for reporting in digital media. Shachtman left Wired to join The Daily Beast as its new executive editor in 2014. When John Avlon left in May 2018, he was promoted to editor-in-chief.
Shachtman has reported from Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, The Pentagon, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.