Chris Suellentrop is the deputy editor of Yahoo! News and a freelance videogame critic for The New York Times. Previously, he was a story 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 for The New York Times, 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 at the Times.
He has written feature articles for The New York Times Magazine, Wired, New York, Legal Affairs, Radar (2.0), and The Wilson Quarterly. He covered the 2004 presidential campaign for Slate, where he spent five years in the Washington, D.C., bureau as a writer and editor.
His essays, reviews, and columns have appeared in, among other publications, The New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Grantland, NewYorker.com, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Observer, and Washington Monthly.
He graduated from Tulane University and the Missouri School of Journalism. He was born in Louisiana, grew up in Kansas, and lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.