Journalist returns to New Yorker

The New Yorker has named Jonathan Shainin news editor of, but it won't be his first time with the publication: Shainin was first acquainted with the magazine as a fact checker six years ago. Since 2010, however, Shainin has been a senior editor at Caravan, frequently filing stories from India.

"Sad to be leaving The Caravan and India, but very happy to be joining the New Yorker," Shainin revealed via tweet.

"Is it true that you were the CIA agent in Delhi and are returning because of the US govt shutdown?" teased a friend on Twitter.

"No comment," Shainin replied in jest.

"It's well known that the New Yorker keeps a few spots open for returning CIA station chiefs," Matt Steinglass at Financial Times joined the joke.

"Black Ops Down," chimed in Robert MacMillan with Reuters.

Regarding the future of his old stomping grounds, Shainin also shared, "Getting many questions about the future of Caravan. @vinodjose + @anantnath, who built the magazine, are obviously still in charge ... and @supriyan and @AZBlasdel, who have been integral to producing the last year of Caravan, will take up much of my responsibility. ...The rest of the Caravan team -- the most wonderful co-workers in the universe -- will keep producing a brilliant magazine."

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