Numbers Expert and Blogger Nate Silver Leaves New York Times For ESPN

Posted Jul 21, 2013

Nate Silver grew to fame when he successfully predicted the outcome of the Presidential election for all 50 states this past election.  Silver has now left The New York Times to join ESPN, according to paidContent.

When Silver first started getting into predictions, he started with baseball.  He also published a long article this past May called “Why Can’t Canada Win The Stanley Cup” on his blog called FiveThirtyEight.

The New York Times has been struggling financially so Silver’s may have had morale issues at “The Grey Lady.”  The Walt Disney Company subsidiary ESPN has more stability and deeper pockets so they made him an offer that he could not refuse.

It is unknown what will happen to the other writers at the FiveThirtyEight blog.