Hi, I'm Scott Dodd, an editor on the National desk at The New York Times.
As the desk's director of news, I oversee coverage of breaking stories and run our LIVE operation, which provides real-time updates from reporters in the field, alongside expert analysis, on topics ranging from mass shootings to high-profile trials to extreme weather. As one top editor put it: "If news breaks out anywhere in our land, chances are Scott Dodd is on it."
I'm what you'd call a "veteran journalist," meaning I had a long and varied career before joining The Times in 2018, including stints in magazines and digital media. But I spent my formative years as a local news reporter at the Daily Record in York, Pa., and then at The Charlotte Observer, covering everything from night cops to NASCAR — and several hurricanes.
I have also taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School and served on the board of the Society of Environmental Journalists. I mentor young journalists through Report for America and The Daily Collegian, Penn State's student newspaper, where I was lucky enough to get my start.