· Joined the New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in June 1993.
· His twice a week column, “In America,” comments on politics, urban affairs and social trends.
· Author, “Promises Betrayed: Waking Up from the American Dream”
· Prior to joining The Times, he was a national correspondent for NBC (1991-93), reporting regularly on the Today Show and NBC Nightly News.
· In 1990, he was a founding panelist of “Sunday Edition,” a weekly discussion program on WCBS-TV, and the host of Hotline, a weekly issues program on WNYC-TV.
· Worked as a reporter and editor at The Daily News (1976-85), when he became a columnist and member of its editorial board.
· Began his career as a reporter with The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., in 1970. He became its night city editor in 1973.
· Taught journalism at Brooklyn College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Won numerous awards, including the Meyer Berger Award for coverage of New York City and the American Society of Newspaper Editors award for distinguished newspaper writing. He was chairman of the Pulitzer Prize jury for spot news reporting in 1993.
B.S. degree in journalism from the State University of New York (Empire State College) in 1988.
Born in Brooklyn, NY; Lives in NYC.
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