Bob Cohn is the president of The Atlantic, overseeing editorial, revenue, and operations for the publisher’s work across its principal platforms: digital, print, live events, podcasting, video/TV, and consulting. He was previously the editor of Atlantic Digital, growing audience on TheAtlantic.com tenfold from 2009 to 2014, and also served as executive editor at Wired and The Industry Standard, editor/publisher of Stanford Magazine, and Washington correspondent for Newsweek, where his beats included the White House, the Supreme Court, and the Justice Department. Under his leadership, The Atlantic was named Magazine of the Year (2016) and Best Website (2013) by the American Society of Magazine Editors. In 2018, Bob was named Publishing Executive of the Year by Adweek.
Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic
Jeffrey Goldberg joined The Atlantic in 2007 as a national correspondent and was named Editor-in-Chief in October 2016. In his previous role, Goldberg authored 11 cover stories for the magazine and hundreds of features and reports. His most recent magazine cover story, “The Obama Doctrine” in April 2016, offers the definitive telling of President Barack Obama’s evolving foreign policy and its implications for America’s role in the world. His cover story from April 2015, “Is it Time for the Jews to Leave Europe,” was a National Magazine Award finalist. Goldberg has interviewed and profiled many world leaders for these and other pieces, among them Fidel Castro, Benjamin Netanyahu, David Cameron, and King Abdullah of Jordan. As a blogger in the nascent days of TheAtlantic.com, he and a small group of writers, among them The Atlantic’s national correspondents Ta-Nehisi Coates and James Fallows, helped shape the site’s voice and develop its audience.
He is a former Middle East Correspondent, and former Washington Correspondent of The New Yorker, and was also a writer for The New York Times Magazine. He began his career as a police reporter for The Washington Post. He also served as New York bureau chief of the Forward. Goldberg is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror. A former fellow of the American Academy in Berlin, he also served as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Goldberg is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Daniel Pearl Prize for Reporting; and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Prize for best investigative reporting.
Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer
Hayley Romer is Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of The Atlantic. In this role, she leads The Atlantic’s global sales team, award-winning in-house branded content studio, Atlantic Re:think, and brand marketing for The Atlantic. Through deep passion, relentless foresight, and progressive initiatives, Romer has driven four consecutive years of record sales and profits for the brand.
Romer has doubled the advertising revenue for The Atlantic and more than doubled the size of her team, helping to establish The Atlantic and Atlantic Re:think as the leader in the native advertising industry. Native drove three-quarters of The Atlantic’s digital ad revenue in 2018 and Atlantic Re:think was thrice named Best In-house Content Studio by Digiday in 2017.
Prior to joining The Atlantic in May 2012 as associate publisher, Romer spent five years at the Condé Nast Media Group and seven years at Forbes Media. In 2016, Romer was named to AdAge’s 40 Under 40 list for her work helping establish The Atlantic as an innovative leader within the media and advertising industry.
Margaret Low is Senior Vice President of The Atlantic and President of AtlanticLIVE. She oversees The Atlantic‘s events division, which each year, produces more than one hundred editorial events across the country and around the world. Before joining The Atlantic, Low was NPR’s Senior Vice President for News, where she oversaw that organization’s award winning news division and the work of 400 journalists. Low also spent nine years as NPR’s Vice President for Programming, where she developed the live events strategy for the hit show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and oversaw all program acquisitions including Car Talk and Fresh Air. Low is a graduate of the University of Michigan and serves on the boards of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Wallace House at the University of Michigan, home to the Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalism.
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations
Kimberly Lau is The Atlantic’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations. She was previously the organization’s Senior Vice President of Digital and Head of Business Development. Lau joined The Atlantic in 2012 to oversee its digital initiatives, including audience growth; product development; consumer marketing and new distribution and syndication platforms. She has launched a number of new platforms including podcasts and video. Before joining The Atlantic, Lau was Vice President of Business Development for Hearst Magazines Digital Media. She holds two degrees from the University of Virginia, a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from the university’s Darden Graduate School of Business.
Scott has been with The Atlantic on and off since 1992, serving as senior editor, managing editor, deputy editor, and now editor of the magazine. In 1995, as The Atlantic’s editorial director for new media, he helped launch TheAtlantic.com. In between stints at The Atlantic, he served as culture editor and executive editor of The American Prospect. He is the author of the book Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, and his writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Daily Beast, among other publications.
Adrienne LaFrance is the editor of TheAtlantic.com. She was previously a senior editor and a staff writer at The Atlantic. Before joining The Atlantic in 2014, LaFrance was an investigative reporter for several local and national news organizations, covering politics, technology, and media. She is a former reporter at Civil Beat, Nieman Journalism Lab, WBUR, Hawaii Public Radio, Honolulu Weekly, and Digital First Media. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and several other magazines and newspapers.
Matt Thompson is executive editor of The Atlantic, a role he assumed in July 2017. He was deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com since joining the company in January 2015. Previously, he spent five years at NPR, where as director of vertical initiatives, he launched and supervised teams of broadcast and digital journalists covering race, ethnicity and culture, education, and global health and development. Prior to NPR, Thompson worked for the Knight Foundation, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Fresno Bee, and the Poynter Institute. He is the vice-chairman of the board of the Center for Public Integrity and a co-founder of Spark Camp.
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg
Executive Producer and General Manager, Atlantic Studios
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is Executive Producer and General Manager at Atlantic Studios. She joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.