Tim Cavanaugh is a journalist and screenwriter based in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a news editor at The Washington Examiner. Prior to that, he was News Editor for National Review Online, Executive Editor for The Daily Caller, Managing Editor for Reason magazine, Web editor of the Los Angeles Times opinion page, and was the editor in chief of Suck.com from 1998 to 2001.
Cavanaugh is a winner of two Los Angeles Press Club awards and a Webby Award. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Slate, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Beirut Daily Star, San Francisco Magazine, Mother Jones, Agence France-Presse, Wired, Newsday, Salon, Orange County Register, The Rake magazine, and other publications.
His satirical 2002 article mocking weblogs, "Let Slip the Blogs of War" (an update of an earlier article in Suck), infuriated many bloggers and was included in Perseus Publishing's anthology We've Got Blog. Nonetheless, Cavanaugh instituted Reason's popular blog Hit & Run, which won a Weblog Award in 2005.
- Cavanuagh, Tom. "Town with Chris Christie Dunes Flooded in Typical Jersey Storm", National Review, December 10, 2014. Accessed November 10, 2017. "This reporter grew up in Margate but has not lived there for more than two decades. A long-familiar feature of life on Absecon Island is that the place is extremely prone to flooding, but that the flooding comes mostly, almost exclusively, from the landward bay — not from the ocean beaches."
- Tracey, Sara. "Food, life inspired Josh Ozersky, even as Atlantic City teen", The Press of Atlantic City, May 7, 2015. Accessed November 10, 2017. "'He called it Josh Ozersky’s Fat City,' said Tim Cavanaugh, Ozersky’s friend and former Atlantic City High School classmate.... 'He was full of energy,' said Cavanaugh, formerly of Margate and currently news editor at the Washington Examiner."
- Pam Spaulding (2006-10-05). "Pandagon". pamspaulding.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
- Cavanaugh, Tim. "Home Run Showdown". IMDB. Retrieved 5 April 2012.