Jodi Kantor

The New York Times

Jodi Kantor appears in the following:

The Innovative, Peculiar Amazonians Crying at Their Desks

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said a recent NYTimes article improperly characterized Amazon's headquarters as "a soulless, dystopian workplace." Here's how one of the story's reporters sees it.

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Parks & Recap: The Candidate’s Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This week on Parks & Recreation, Leslie upends expectations when she skips the traditional “pie-mary” pie-baking contest for candidates’ wives. Brian and friends offer their reactions.

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First Lady Coaching

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New York Times Washington correspondent and the author of The Obamas (Back Bay Books, 2012) Jodi Kantor discusses the media coaching given to first ladies in light of the now-public documents from the Clinton-era White House, and how the old documents may affect Hillary Clinton today and her plans for the future.

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Gender and Class at Harvard Business School

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jodi Kantor, New York Times Washington correspondent and the author of The Obamas, discusses her reporting on efforts to level the playing field for women at Harvard Business School and the response from some readers that class divides students more than gender. She also discusses her reporting on the role of gender in the 2013 New York City mayoral primary and Christine Quinn's third-place finish.


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Did Quinn's Gender and Sexuality Play A Role In Her Loss?

Thursday, September 12, 2013


New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor says from the outset, gender issues were not on Quinn's radar.

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Complete Guide to Inauguration

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's coverage of Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural ceremony and address. Featuring analysis from Clarence Page, live from the National Mall in Washington, Jodi Kantor on Obama's second term agenda, and Kenneth C. Davis on the surprising history of inauguration day.

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Obama II

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jodi Kantor, The New York Times Washington correspondent and the author of The Obamas, looks at what's ahead for the next Obama administration.


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Four More Years and President Obama's Legacy

Thursday, November 08, 2012

As he enters his second term, what has President Obama learned from his first four years? What are his goals for the next four? And how does the President hope to shape his legacy? Jodi Kantor, correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times and author of "The Obamas," examines these questions, and discusses the political consequences and cultural ramifications of the president's reelection.


Convention Night Call-In: DNC Thursday

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Each evening during the conventions, Brian Lehrer hosts a convention call-in from 7-8pm, from WNYC in New York and around the country on the "(Mostly) Swing-State Radio Network". Get analysis of the convention, previews of that evening's speeches, and a chance to talk with public radio listeners in swing states around the country.

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Democratic Convention Coverage Part 1

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

It's Day 2 of the DNC in Charlotte. The show covers the first night, and reactions to the Democrats' message. Featuring:

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How Ann Romney Shapes Mitt's Campaign

Friday, April 13, 2012

Whether or not it was fair for Hilary Rosen to blast Ann Romney’s career, it’s clear that the Romney campaign isn’t taking the issue lightly. Ann Romney went on Fox News yesterday to defend herself — and she quickly pivoted from defense to offense with a plug for her husband and his family values. New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor has written about Ann Romney on the campaign trail in the past, and she weighs in now on the image the candidate's wife is shaping for the next phase of the campaign.

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Jodi Kantor on Controversy Over 'The Obamas'

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jodi Kantor, correspondent for The New York Times, has written a new book called "The Obamas," which gives an inside look into the first family. Specifically, she reports on Michelle Obama's role as First Lady and her interactions with the President and with his senior advisers. Though Mrs. Obama has not yet read the book, in a CBS This Morning interview she responded that people have tried to portray her as an "angry black woman" since the day her husband announced his bid for the presidency.

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An Intimate Look at the Obamas

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The president and first lady spend a lot of time in the public eye. The private life of Barack and Michelle Obama is, well, private. But this week's New York Times Magazine offers the public a look at the couple's off-camera relationship. New York Times national reporter Jodi Kantor joins us with an intimate portrait of one of the most powerful couples in the nation.

Jodi Kantor's profile of Barack and Michelle Obama's marriage will be in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday.


The picture of a presidential family

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When President Obama was sworn in yesterday, he was surrounded by family. That family was a rainbow of colors and ethnicities including his Kenyan step-grandmother, his Indonesian-American half-sister, Michelle Obama's black cousins and brother, his Chinese-Canadian brother-in-law, and a rabbi. It is quite a change from the typical white Protestant presidential family. To discuss this changing American portrait we are joined by New York Times' writer Jodi Kantor.

For more, read Jodi Kantor's article, In First Family, a Nation’s Many Faces, in today's New York Times.

"Catholic passed for exotic."
— The New York Times' Jodi Kantor on the long history of White House residents being white and Protestant and how that is changing with the Obamas

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Obama Cabinet starts to take shape

Monday, November 24, 2008

Call the office door etchers — President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet is starting to take shape. Actions of Democratic officials continue to suggest that presidential nomination rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is the top choice for the highest Cabinet position, secretary of state — though we don't expect to know for at least a few days. With urgency in tackling a struggling economy, the economic players could be named sooner. We're expecting Timothy Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 2003 and central player in the Wall Street bailout, to be named as Treasury secretary.

"Obama is not really interested in taking risks right now -- the economy is too precarious. He's reaching out to people who are known performers."

--Jodi Kantor, speaking about President-elect Obama's transition team