Exclusive: 538's Nate Silver tells why he left the NYT for ESPNKen Layne7/29/13 2:42pmFiled to: kinja q&a2EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Last week, Nate Silver, the statistician who became famous (and stupidly infamous) for his political forecasting, bolted The New York Times for ESPN. Curious how he'll fit in at a company dedicated to producing more noise than signal? Wondering how it felt getting tossed under the bus somewhere along Eighth Avenue? Nate's in the discussion below, awaiting your questions. Update (4:45 p.m.): He's done. Everyone say thank you to Nate.