S New York Times media writer Brian Stelter has broken a big bit of news on this Friday night: Nate Silver, sabermetrician and electoral seer, is leaving the Times and heading to ESPN. He's taking FiveThirtyEight with him, too. And yet that's not the juiciest bit.
Stelter also reports that Silver will "most likely be a regular contributor" to Keith Olbermann's new ESPN2 show, due to debut before August is through, and that he will have "a role" with ABC News "in political years."
Silver's time as a full-time baseball analyst was largely over when he joined the Times in 2010, but he wrote for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009, developing the PECOTA player projection system while with the publication.
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