David Leonhardt is an Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times. Prior to that, he was the founding editor of The Upshot section, the Washington bureau chief, and writer of the column “Economic Scene,” for the Business section.
In 2013, Leonhardt wrote "Here's the Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth," an e-book co-published by Byliner and The Times. In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his columns.
Prior to going to joining the NYT in 1999, Leonhardt worked as a staff writer and contributor for The New York Times Magazine and the Economix blog, and as a journalist for Business Week magazine and The Washington Post.
In 2009, Leonhardt won the Gerald Loeb Award for magazine writing his Times Magazine article, “Obamanomics.”
Leonhardt studied applied mathematics at Yale.