Jamie Dimon, others to contribute to new NBC opinion website

By Sheila Dang

(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is among a roster of high-profile names who will contribute to the online opinion section that NBC News launched on Tuesday, the network said.

The new section, called THINK (www.nbcnews.com/think), had essays from MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, among others, on its first day.

Dimon’s first contribution will be on tax reform and will be published on Wednesday.

The influential Wall Street executive is becoming increasingly outspoken about his views on the financial market and politics. He lashed out against political gridlock in Washington during the bank’s earnings call in July, saying it was “almost an embarrassment being an American citizen traveling around the world.”

While at an investor conference in September, Dimon called bitcoin a “fraud,” warning the virtual currency will leave buyers with big losses.

JPMorgan did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Other contributors to THINK will include singer John Legend, former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw and Senator Rand Paul, NBC News, a unit of Comcast Corp, said.

THINK will aim to give readers context and clarity on the day’s news, and feature voices from a variety of ideologies and backgrounds, NBC News said.

THINK will publish two or three articles a day and up to three videos per week. The section will also have a weekly newsletter.

(Reporting by Sheila Dang; Editing by Bill Trott)


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