Jacob Weisberg is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Slate Group, a unit of the Graham Holdings Company, which includes Slate magazine and Panoply, a full-service podcast network. A native of Chicago, Jacob attended Yale University and New College, Oxford. He worked at The New Republic, Newsweek and New York Magazine before joining the new internet magazine Slate in 1996. He was editor of Slate from 2002 to 2008, before expanding his role by founding the Slate Group.
He is the author of several books, including The Bush Tragedy, a 2008 New York Times bestseller, and In an Uncertain World (2003), written with former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. In 2016, he published the biography Ronald Reagan. Jacob is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times and the New York Review of Books, where he writes about technology and media.
Jacob is also a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches a course in the Ethics of Journalism. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the PEN American Center, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.