I’m very surprised the New York Times didn’t increase their bid to hang on to Nate Silver. via TPM
With his contract coming up for renewal, lots of media organizations were bidding for his services. But the move to ESPN seems to be more than just a new home for 538, his politics and polling blog. He also seems to want to get back into the sports stats and prognostication business, which is where he started in the first place.
The good news is he isn’t storing his Wizard costume away for good, it’s just moving to ABC. Because Disney is the Galactus of media.
In election years, Nate will do his politics and polling stuff for ABC News. ABC and ESPN are both owned by Disney. So in a sense, 538 or whatever form it will take in the future will go to ABC News.
Silver will reportedly be featured on Keith Olbermann’s upcoming show on ESPN2.