Betsy Reed

Head shot of Betsy Reed
Betsy Reed was Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept from 2015 through mid-2022. During that time, The Intercept earned many prizes for its reporting, among them a George Polk Award, two National Magazine Awards, a Sidney Hillman Prize, a Scripps Howard Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. It was also a Pulitzer finalist.

Prior to joining The Intercept, Reed was executive editor of The Nation, where she led the magazine’s investigative coverage.

She has edited several bestselling books, including Jeremy Scahill’s “Blackwater” and “Dirty Wars,” as well as the essay collections “Unnatural Disaster: The Nation on Hurricane Katrina” and “Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror.” In 2008, she and Richard Kim co-edited the New York Times bestselling essay collection “Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare.”