New York Times wants ace political predictor Nate Silver on staff
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has said that the newspaper wanted to keep famed political statistician Nate Silver, polling expert who accurately predicted the Election Day results, on staff.
"We would love to have Nate continue to be part of the New York Times family and to expand on what he does," Abramson said at Business Insider's Ignite summit.
"We know he began in sports anyway, so it is not an exclusively political product. I am excited to talk to Nate when he finishes his book tour about ways to expand that kind of reporting," Politico quoted Abramson, as saying.
Silver, became famous after the 2008 elections and became a household name in 2012, was among three pundits to accurately predict the outcome of the Electoral College in the 2012 elections, the report added.