Dorothy Wickenden is the Executive Editor of The New Yorker, and has been since 1996. She also hosts the podcast “The Political Scene”.
Before moving to the New Yorker, Wickenden was Newsweek's National Affairs Editor. Before that, she worked at The New Republic, as managing editor and later as executive editor. She edited the anthology “The New Republic Reader: 80 Years of Opinion and Debate”, which was published in 1994. In 2011, her historical novel, “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West” was published.