Hi, I'm Scott Dodd, an editor and the national news director at The New York Times.
I oversee coverage of breaking news and run the National desk's LIVE operation, directing the efforts of dozens of journalists to produce "visceral, visual" in-the-moment reporting on the country's biggest stories.
I also edit a group of correspondents who cover a range of topics such as criminal justice, the American Southwest, people with disabilities and severe weather (which you can hear me talk about on this Times podcast).
I joined the paper in 2018 after roles across newspapers, magazines and digital media. My work has won awards for investigative, sports, business, breaking news and public service reporting. I have also managed nonprofit newsrooms and taught at Columbia Journalism School.
I mentor young journalists through Report for America and The Daily Collegian, Penn State's student newspaper, where I got my start. If you're in the news biz and want to connect, follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn.