The New York Times has today announced a new lead writer for its technology section, Bits.

Nick Bilton (pictured), was previously on leave from the NY Times to write a book about the future of media, technology and storytelling called I Live in the Future: & Here’s How It Works. Before this sabbatical Nick worked on a range of technology projects for the NY Times. According to the NY Times Bits post:

“He returns to us more passionate than ever about multimedia journalism, so expect to see some experiments here on Bits in the coming months.”

Nick can also be followed on Twitter.