Michael Luo is the editor of The New Yorker online. He joined The New Yorker as its investigations editor. From 2003-2016, he was an investigative reporter at the New York Times, an editor on the newspaper’s race team, and a reporter who wrote about economics and the recession. He covered the 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns, as well as the 2010 midterm elections; and did stints in the Times’ Washington and Baghdad bureaus.
Before he joined the Times, he was a national writer at the Associated Press. He has also worked at Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government in 1998.