After five-plus years as a business writer, Joe Nocera is making a move at The New York Times. Jeff Bercovici reports that Nocera will join Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman by contributing to NYT’s op-ed page. The move makes Nocera the Times’s first new, full-time op-ed columnist since Ross Douthat replaced Bill Kristol in 2009.
Prior to joining the Grey Lady in 2005, Nocera spent over a decade as editorial director at Fortune magazine. He has won two Gerald Loeb awards and three John Hancock awards to mark his achievements in business writing. Nocera also was a Pulitzer Prize finalist this past year.