07/28/2014 12:25 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Fareed Zakaria To Join Atlantic Media


CNN host Fareed Zakaria is joining Atlantic Media in September as a contributing editor for both The Atlantic and Quartz, the media company announced Monday in a press release.

The journalist and Peabody Award winner for his CNN show, “Fareed Zakaria GPS," will write for the Atlantic as well as host events for Quartz. The Atlantic said that his work will appear in both the magazine as well as online, where he will contribute to the "robust coverage and commentary of pressing world matters and culture."

“This is one of those wonderful high-water marks in The Atlantic’s 157 year history,” Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley said in a press release. “Our founders (Emerson, Holmes, Longfellow ...) would welcome Fareed enthusiastically—and then worry about raising their own game.”

“I have read The Atlantic with pleasure for three decades," Zakaria said. "It is the best forum for ideas in the world and I’m delighted to be a part of it and Quartz."

Capital New York's Alex Weprin tweeted Monday that Atlantic Media confirmed Zakaria will continue to host his CNN program as well as write his Washington Post column.