David Remnick is a prominent American author and television personality who currently serves as editor of The New Yorker magazine since 1998. In 1994 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Lenin’s Tomb and in 2000 was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Time.
Before joining The New Yorker, Remnick served for The Washington Post as a reporter and Moscow correspondent. In addition, he served on the board of the New York Public Library.
David is currently a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society. David has published his sixth book titled The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama in 2010. That same year, he lent his support to the campaign calling for the release of the Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted of adultery and ordering the murder of her husband by her lover.
He provided guest commentary and also contributed to NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, including the opening ceremony as well as commentary for NBC News. David served as the commencement speaker at Syracuse University’s 160th commencement in May 2014. David is currently the host of The New Yorker Radio Hour, produced by WNYC and The New Yorker.
David Remnick Age
David Remnick was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States of America on October 29, 1958. He is 63 years old.
David Remnick Hite
Remnick is a man of above average height, standing at 6 feet 3 inches (about 1.91 meters).
David Remnick Training
He attended and graduated with a high school diploma from Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale. While there, Remnick studied Russian as a language and was inspired to study the politics as well as the culture of the USSR.
There, he continued his studies at Princeton University and graduated with a degree in comparative literature in 1981. While in college, he met writer John McPhee who was a member of the University Press Club. He helped found The Nassau Weekly.
David Remnick Family
David was born into a Jewish family in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States of America. His caring mother Barbara (Seigel) was an art teacher and his supportive father Edward C. Remnick was a dentist. He grew up in Hillsdale, New Jersey, in a secular Jewish home and was a childhood friend of comedian Bill Maher.
Spouse David Remnick
He married a reporter named Esther Fein in 1987. The duo exchanged their wedding vows in a Jewish ceremony at the Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan. Esther has served as a reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post. The duo are proud parents of their three amazing children named Alex, Noah and Natasha.
Salary David Remnick
David receives an annual salary of $77,365 per year. This comes from the salaries of New Yorker anchors and reporters.
David Remnick Net Worth
Remnick has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
David Remnick Career
David became a staff writer at The New Yorker in September 1992. He joined the paper after ten years at the Washington Post. His 1997 New Yorker article “Kid Dynamite Blows Up,” about boxer Mike Tyson, earned him a National Magazine Award nomination.
In July 1998, Remnick became editor in chief, succeeding Tina Brown. David promoted a former Jimmy Carter speechwriter and former editor of The New Republic, Hendrik Hertzberg, to write the lead pieces in the opening section of “Talk of the Town.” In 2005, he was awarded $1 million for his work as the magazine’s editor.
In 2003, David wrote an article in The New Yorker before the Iraq War. The magazine published a number of articles linking Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda in the months leading up to the war. He often relied on anonymous sources or simply the claims of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as evidence. During this period, the magazine received some criticism for its journalism.
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