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 2017 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.
Executive Editor, The Atlantic
Adrienne LaFrance is the executive editor of The Atlantic, where she oversees the magazine’s website, video, and podcasting teams, as well as all cross-platform initiatives. She was previously the editor of TheAtlantic.com, and 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 in several other magazines and newspapers.
Editor, The Atlantic Magazine
Don Peck is the editor of The Atlantic magazine. He has served in a variety of editorial roles since joining The Atlantic in 2001, including senior editor, features editor, and deputy editor. He has written three cover stories for the magazine, and as an editor has shepherded dozens of others, including “How to Build an Autocracy,” “The End of Men,” “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” and the most-read Atlantic story of all time, “What ISIS Really Wants.” He is the author of Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It.
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.
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.
Executive Producer, Podcasts
Katherine Wells is The Atlantic’s Executive Producer of Podcasts. As the first person to hold the title in the organization’s history, Wells has helped shape the future of Atlantic podcasting, working closely with leadership to create new and innovative ways to grow the publisher’s audio ambitions. She was previously a senior producer on The Atlantic’s video unit, Atlantic Studios. Wells returned to The Atlantic from Gimlet Media where she was the founding executive producer of Every Little Thing. She has also produced episodes of Radiolab’s More Perfect, Freakonomics Radio, Science Friday, and The New Yorker Radio Hour, among others.
Director, Talent Lab
Christi Parsons is the director of The Atlantic’s Talent Lab. She leads the group ensuring excellence in the recruiting, retention, and advancement in The Atlantic’s editorial hiring spanning print, digital, video and podcasting. Her team also plays a key role in shaping how The Atlantic develops its journalists and achieves one of its paramount goals: ensuring that its masthead is representative of America in all of its diversity. Parsons has been a journalist for almost 30 years. She was a White House correspondent for the Los Angeles Times for the last nine years and was previously a national political reporter for the Chicago Tribune. She has reported from 30 countries and covered three presidential campaigns; as a political writer, she charted the ascent of Barack Obama from the Illinois Statehouse to the U.S. Senate and the White House. While a politics and government reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Parsons chronicled the rise and fall of two Illinois governors and reported on flaws in the Illinois criminal justice system. She served as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association in 2015 and, as president and board member, she led the press corps in fighting for access to information from the White House. Throughout her career, she has worked to recruit and mentor younger journalists.
Chief Operating Officer, The Atlantic
Aretae Wyler is the Chief Administrative Officer of Atlantic Media and Chief Operating Officer of The Atlantic. Before joining Atlantic Media in January 2013, she practiced law at Williams & Connolly LLP and clerked for The Honorable Kenneth M. Karas of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Aretae received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2007, and her BA from Georgetown University in English and Government in 2004.
President, Atlantic 57
As president, Kate Watts closely partners with the C-Suite to bring brand and digital transformation to life. Prior to Atlantic 57, she led Faire Design, which The Atlantic acquired in September 2019. This acquisition, The Atlantic’s first, expanded Atlantic 57’s capabilities in brand services by infusing Faire Design’s obsession with experience design, product, and tech with Atlantic 57’s expertise in research, editorial, and strategic planning. Prior to Faire, Kate held the role of President, U.S., for Huge.