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Jim Rutenberg

Media Columnist

The New York Times

Jim Rutenberg was named media columnist for The New York Times in January 2016. He is also a contributor for The New York Times Magazine.

Previously, Rutenberg was a chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine (2014-2016). He served as the national political correspondent for The New York Times (2010-2014), co-leading The Times' daily coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Before that, Rutenberg had been an investigative correspondent focused on presidential and national politics (2008-2010); a White House correspondent (2006-2008); City Hall bureau chief (2005-2006); a presidential campaign correspondent covering political media (2003- 2004) and a business correspondent covering the media industries (2000-2003).

Rutenberg came to The Times from The New York Observer in 2000. He was a staff reporter (1996-1999) and a stringer from 1994-1996 for the New York Daily News.  He was also a general assignment reporter at the New York Post (1993-1994) and began his career as a reporting intern at the Manhattan Spirit in 1992.