NY Times Columnist, 44, Dead After ‘Battle With Depression’

  • Blake Hounshell, a New York Times political columnist, died at age 44 after a “battle with depression,” the paper revealed Tuesday.
  • New York Times editor-in-chief Joe Kahn and managing editor Carolyn Ryan informed staff via email that Hounshell, who joined the newspaper in 2021, “tragically passed away” from an apparent suicide.
  • A prolific writer, Hounshell’s most recent column, “Death Penalty in California is a Puzzle for Newsom,” appeared on The Times’ website Monday.

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