My name is Jesse Singal, and I’m a New-York-based journalist. I currently work as a senior editor at New York Magazine’s website, where I will be editing a soon-to-launch blog about the science of human behavior. I’m also the video game columnist for The Boston Globe and a contributing writer at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and my work has appeared in The New Republic Online, Slate, BloombergBusinessweek.com, Politico, The Washington Monthly, and other outlets. I have a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy, where I studied inequality in America and how to fix it. Totally worked! After that I spent nine months in Germany as a Bosch Fellow.
I’m a native of suburban Boston and therefore a rabid fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, and real clam chowder (the idea of a tomato coming anywhere near a cup of chowder is as reckless as it is sacrilegious). Yes, I like the Red Sox too, but not as much. I’m sorry.
Before Germany and grad school, I was a contract opinion writer at the Globe, writing columns, editorials, and blog posts from the glamorous confines of 135 William T. Morrissey Boulevard. Before that, I did stints as web editor of the Washington Monthly and as an associate editor at Campus Progress, part of the Center for American Progress.