McKay Coppins Heads to The Atlantic


Today, The Atlantic continued its hiring surge by adding McKay Coppins to their politics team. McKay will work under The Atlantic’s veteran editors J.J. Gould and Yoni Applebaum. McKay recently served as a senior political writer at BuzzFeed News. He initially covered Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential primary run for Newsweek, before he joined BuzzFeed to cover the general 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. In 2015, he wrote The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House, which highlighted his analytical writing style. McKay is an alum of Brigham Young University.