New York Times journalist Blake Hounshell dead at 44 in apparent suicide

Journalist died after "long and courageous battle with depression."

Updated: January 11, 2023 - 11:39am

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New York Times journalist Blake Hounshell died this week in an apparent suicide, according to media reports. He was 44 years old. 

Hounshell died "after a long and courageous battle with depression," his family said, according to the New York Times. Police are reportedly investigating the death as a suicide. 

Hounshell joined the paper in 2021; he was the writer of the popular "On Politics" newsletter. He was previously a managing editor of Foreign Policy and an editorial director at Politico. 

“There were few people in the history of our publication who have left a more lasting mark,” Politico Editor-in-Chief Matt Kaminski told the publication's staff on Tuesday. 

Hounshell is survived by a wife and two children.