Last Updated: 17 Mar, 2023 | Views: 260
Other Profession(s): Writer, Magazine Editor
Higher Education: Princeton University (BA)
David J. Remnick is a journalist, author, and editor who lives in America. He is also the writer of Resurrection and the Rise of an American Hero and King of the World: Muhammad Ali. He earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Since 1998, Remnick has served as the publication's editor. By Advertising Age in 2000, he received the title of "Editor of the Year." Remnick worked for The Washington Post as a reporter and its Moscow correspondent before joining The New Yorker. In addition, he is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and has held office in the board of directors of the New York Public Library.
In 1982: His reporting career began shortly after graduating from Princeton at The Washington Post.
In 1988: He accepted a position as the newspaper's Moscow correspondent, which gave him access to the information for Lenin's Tomb.
In 1992: Remnick joined The New Yorker's staff as a writer.
In 2005: His work as editor of the magazine earned him $1 million.
In 2014: He served as the commencement speaker at Syracuse University's 160th graduation.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1993: Remnick got the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.
In 2004: The New Yorker endorsed John Kerry for the first time in 80 years.
In addition, Remnick hosts The New Yorker Radio Hour, which is a joint effort between WNYC and The New Yorker.
Remnick collaborated and offered guest commentary for NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, such as the opening ceremony and reporting for NBC News.
His former editor at The New Republic and Jimmy Carter speechwriter, Hendrik Hertzberg, was promoted to write the magazine's opening piece, "Talk of the Town.".