NYT Announces New Sports Reporters
The New York Times has added two reporters to its Sports desk. David Chenwill join as an Investigative Reporter. He has worked at the NYT since 1995, most recently on the Metro desk, where he works on investigative projects in the NY metropolitan area. Chen has also served as a City Hall Bureau Chief; New Jersey State House Bureau Chief; Foreign Correspondent in China; and National Correspondent in LA, among other assignments. Prior to joining the NYT, Chen was a Reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, and before that, reported for the Associated Press. The 1988 Yale University graduate, who earned a Master’s from Columbia University, is fluent in English and Mandarin. Sopan Deb will join as an NBA Reporter. Deb currently works on the NYT Culture desk, where he writes about the intersection of politics and the arts. Prior to that, he was a Presidential Campaign Digital Journalist for CBS News, where he covered Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Deb previously worked as an Associate Producer at CBS Interactive; Social Media Editor for Major League Baseball; Field Producer for Al Jazeera Media Network; and Assistant Producer for Rock Center with Brian Williams on NBC, among other roles. The 2010 Boston University graduate began his career as a Video Journalist/Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe. Both Chen and Deb will transition to the Sports team in April. More about them here.