Nico Pitney is the political director at NowThis — the no. 1 social news publisher in the world. Pitney most recently met with former President Barack Obama for an exclusive video op-ed immediately following his historic September 2018 political address. Pitney previously worked as executive editor, Washington bureau chief, and vice president of product at HuffPost. Earlier, he was managing editor of ThinkProgress and deputy research director at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.