Pence Spox Denies Speculation That VP Wrote Op-Ed: We’re ‘Above Such Amateur Acts’ By Nicole Lafond | September 6, 2018 8:54 am JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1 The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. The @nytimes should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed. Our office is above such amateur acts. — Jarrod Agen (@VPComDir) September 6, 2018 Nicole Lafond (@Nicole_Lafond) is a senior newswriter for TPM based in New York. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. Have a tip? Send it Here!