David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker
since 1998 and a staff writer at the magazine since 1992. He has written many pieces for the magazine, including reporting from Russia, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as profiles of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Katharine Graham, Mike Tyson, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, and Benjamin Netanyahu. He joined CPJ’s board of directors in 2015.
Remnick began his reporting career as a staff writer at The Washington Post
in 1982, where he covered stories for the Metro, Sports, and Style sections. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Washington Post
Moscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his 1993 book on the former Soviet Union, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.” In 1994, the book received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.
Since Remnick became editor, The New Yorker
has garnered 149 nominations for National Magazine Awards and, of those, won 37. In 2001 and again in 2005, the magazine won an unprecedented five National Magazine Awards; in 2014, the magazine won four awards. In 2000, Remnick was named Advertising Age
‘s Editor of the Year.
Remnick has written six books: “Lenin’s Tomb,” “Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia,” “King of the World” (a biography of Muhammad Ali), “The Bridge,” (a biography of U.S. President Barack Obama), “The Devil Problem,” and “Reporting,” collections of some of his pieces from the magazine. Remnick has also edited anthologies of New Yorker
pieces, including “Life Stories,” “Wonderful Town,” “The New Gilded Age, “Fierce Pajamas,” “Secret Ingredients,” and “Disquiet, Please!”
Remnick has contributed to The New York Review of Books
, Vanity Fair
, and The New Republic
. He has been a visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has taught at Princeton, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1981, and Columbia. He lives in New York with his wife, Esther Fein; they have three children, Alex, Noah, and Natasha.
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