Primary Role
Founder & Editor-In-Chief at FiveThirtyEight
January 13, 1978

Person Details


Nate Silver is a statistician who provides statistic-based political analysis along with forecasts of upcoming elections using his own prediction models.

He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he called 50 of 50 states.

Nate is pioneering the new field of data journalism with his award-winning website FiveThirtyEight. He relaunched FiveThirtyEight in 2014 in partnership with ESPN.

In addition to his work on FiveThirtyEight, Nate will appear on ESPN as an on-air commentator.

Nate has written for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Slate, New York Sun, and The New York Times. His work has been reported in such publications as The New York Times, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Vanity Fair.

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