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Richard Berke      

Co-Founder and Executive Editor, STAT

Rick Berke oversees STAT. He was previously a longtime reporter and editor at the New York Times. He was chief political correspondent there for more than a decade, and before that covered beats including Congress, the White House, media, and national drug policy. In his roles as an editor, he served two tours as an assistant managing editor, and was also Washington editor, national editor, political editor, and video content editor. Before coming to Boston to launch STAT, he was executive editor of Politico. He was also a visiting lecturer at Harvard University.


Longtime Times Editor Named Politico Executive

Richard L. Berke, a longtime political correspondent and senior editor at The New York Times, was appointed executive editor of Politico on Thursday, in what Politico described as a testament to its influence and growth ...

Rick Berke joins The Boston Globe

Rick Berke, the New York Times veteran and former POLITICO executive editor, has joined The Boston Globe, where he will launch a new start-up focused on the life sciences, the On Media blog has learned.

Berke spent nearly three decades at the Times, most recently as Assistant Managing Editor, before joining POLITICO in 2013, where he spent ten months as executive editor ...

A letter from STAT’s executive editor on Inauguration Day

Dear Readers,

On the day STAT launched 15 months ago, we published a months-long investigation into a failed vitamin business, based on bad science, promoted by Donald Trump ...

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