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New York Times journalist Blake Hounschel commits suicide

New York Times journalist Blake Hounschel, editor of the newsletter On Politics, died in Washington, D.C. from an apparent suicide, his family says. he was 44 years old.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that Blake passed away suddenly this morning after a long and brave battle with depression,” his family said in a short statement. and two children.

Hounshell was involved in editing Monday’s On Politics newsletter and was active on Twitter just hours before his death was announced. An article signed by him was also published on the newspaper’s website.

“Blake is a dedicated journalist, writer for our leading political newsletter, and has quickly emerged as a gifted observer of our country’s political scene,” said editor-in-chief Jo Kahn, a colleague. said in an email to “He has become an indispensable and always insightful voice in reports during a busy election cycle.”

Khan added: “We have just lost a valued colleague and this is a heartbreaking loss for our team…Blake was devoted to his family, a friend of many in politics and the Washington team, and has been with him for many years. We have worked together.”

Prior to joining The New York Times in 2021, Hounshell was editor-in-chief of Politico’s Washington and political team, a total of about seven years. He also served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy.

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