15 Facts About Amanda Cox


Amanda Cox is an American journalist and head of special data projects at USAFacts.


Amanda Cox was born in Michigan in 1980, and raised by her accountant parents.


Amanda Cox earned her bachelor's degree in economics from St Olaf College in 2001.


Amanda Cox began her career at the New York Times as a summer intern while in graduate school.


Amanda Cox worked at the Federal Reserve Board from 2001 to 2003.


Amanda Cox was hired in 2005 as a graphics editor at The New York Times.


Amanda Cox was named editor of The Upshot in early 2016, called "a rare intellect" and "a crucial part of the future leadership of The Times".


Amanda Cox's desk created the election monitoring needle for the 2016 US Presidential Election.


In late 2017 Amanda Cox implemented a "live polling" feature at the Times, partnering with Siena College, allowing for election results in real-time.


Amanda Cox has served as the judge for data visualization competitions, and several of her data visualizations were selected for The Best American Infographics 2014 and The Best American Infographics 2016.


In January 2022, after 16 years at the Times, Amanda Cox joined USAFacts, a non-profit centered in providing a single, unified resource for public data.


Amanda Cox received the National Design Award in 2009, along with her graphics team at The New York Times.


In 2011, Amanda Cox's team was awarded a Malofiej award for their Features Graphics Portfolio.


Amanda Cox was awarded the Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award by the American Statistical Association in 2012.


Amanda Cox's team has won a Gerald Loeb Award four times: in 2013 for Economics Interactives, in 2014 for Interactive Graphics, in 2016 for Making Data Visual, and in 2017 for Business Visuals.