Blake Hounshell, who was a top editor at Foreign Policy and Politico before joining the New York Times to write the “On Politics” newsletter, died yesterday at the age of 44. He was an influential online voice on national security issues.
Blake was a dedicated journalist who quickly stood out as our best politics newsletter writer. During a busy election cycle, he became an essential and always insightful voice in the report,” the editors wrote. “We’ve lost a valuable team member, which is a heartbreaking loss for our team.”
According to the Associated Press, which cited a Times obituary, police found his body near the Taft Bridge and are classifying his death as a suicide.
The Times shared a statement from Hounshell’s family, which said, “It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Blake died suddenly this morning after a long and brave battle with depression. Sandy, his wife, and his two children are in our thoughts and prayers, and they ask for respect and privacy at this time.”
Blake is now survived by his wife and two children. People might be looking for more information about his family as well as about his net worth. In this post, we’ll try to cover the details regarding his personal life that are available to us.
Who Is Blake Hounshell’s Wife?
Blake Hounshell was happily married to Sandy Choi, a very famous and well-known musician, and a very successful consultant. They seem to have been married in the year 2000, and they had two children together, who they named David and Astrid.
During the initial periods of his marriage, he was very close to his wife, and she helped him a lot with all the problems in his life and even helped him have a lot of success in his overall career as a political journalist. His wife told the publication industrial about his death.
Know About Blake Hounshell’s Net Worth And Career
According to multiple sources, it has been estimated that Blake Hounshell had a net worth of $1 million-$5 million, which is still unconfirmed.
In Cairo, Hounshell worked at the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, an organization started by Saad Eddin Ibrahim. After joining The New York Times in October 2021, Hounshell edited the On Politics newsletter. After beginning his career in 2006 at Foreign Policy, he was a managing editor at Politico. At Politico, Hounshell helped get the national security newsletter NatSec Daily started.
Under his leadership, Foreign Policy won the Best of the Web award from the Media Industry Newsletter in 2008. Time Magazine listed Hounshell’s Twitter account as one of the 140 best of 2011. In the same year, his coverage of the Arab Spring made him a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists.
Hounshell co-edited Ricardo Lagos’s memoir Southern Tiger: Chile’s Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future, which was published in 2012.