Chris Suellentrop is a video game critic for The New York Times, where he is a freelance contributor. Previously at the Times, he was the political editor for The New York Times Magazine, where he assigned and edited Mark Leibovich's profile of Mike Allen, which won the National Magazine Award for profile writing in 2011. He founded "The Opinionator" blog in 2006, making him the first person paid by the Times only to blog, for what that's worth. He also worked as a staff editor for the Op-Ed page.
He has written feature articles for The New York Times Magazine, Wired, New York, Legal Affairs, Radar (2.0), and The Wilson Quarterly.
His essays, reviews, and columns have appeared in, among other publications, The New York Times Book Review, Grantland, NewYorker.com, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, The New York Observer, and Washington Monthly.
From 2011 to 2013, he served as the deputy editor of Yahoo News.
He covered the 2004 presidential campaign for Slate, where he spent five years in the Washington, D.C., bureau as a writer and editor.
He graduated from Tulane University and the Missouri School of Journalism. He was born in Louisiana, grew up in Kansas, and lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two daughters.