Orszag Signs On as New York Times Columnist

Posted September 3, 2010 at 11:47am

Peter Orszag, the former head of the Office of Management and Budget, has landed a new gig: contributing columnist for the New York Times.

The newspaper announced Friday that Orszag has signed on to write one to two columns a month, with his first piece set to appear in Tuesday’s paper. His column will cover economic and domestic issues, including national fiscal policy, education and health care.

“We welcome Peter Orszag’s expertise and insight to our Op-Ed lineup,” Andrew Rosenthal, the Times’ editorial page editor, said in a statement. “As a Washington insider and one of the most recognizable names in economics, his writing will provide a unique perspective on the national landscape.”

Orszag served as President Barack Obama’s OMB director for 18 months before stepping down in July. Jeffrey Zients is serving as acting director while Obama’s nominee, Jacob Lew, awaits Senate confirmation. Lew is expected to take over the job in the fall.