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Nate silver to join ESPN from New York Times, ESPN says

Leading statistician and best-selling author Nate Silver will join ESPN (DIS) later this year in a multifaceted role that will include coverage of sports, economics, culture, science and technology on ESPN's website. Silver, who rose to fame with his award-winning website, FiveThirtyEight.com, also will appear on ESPN and its broadcast partner, ABC News. FiveThirtyEight.com, which had been hosted on The New York Times (NYT) website since 2010, will be independent of ESPN but connect to other sites owned by the network and parent company Disney.