Jesse Wegman graduated from New York University School of Law in 2005. He was a senior editor at The Daily Beast and Newsweek, a legal news editor at Reuters, and the managing editor of The New York Observer. In 2010, he received a Soros Justice Fellowship to write a book about jailhouse lawyers. Before that, he was a producer and reporter for several National Public Radio programs. He joined the New York Times editorial board in 2013 and is the author of the recent book Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College.