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Nicholas Thompson

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Nicholas Thompson is the editor-in-chief of WIRED, a position he has held since January 2017. He’s also a contributor to CBS News, a frequent public speaker–who gives talks and moderates events around the world–and an occasional musician with three albums of instrumental acoustic guitar music. He was previously the editor of, a co-founder of the multi-media publishing company the Atavist, and the author of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War.