Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Jeffrey Toobin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since January 1993. Mr. Toobin is also the legal analyst for CNN, which he joined in 2002 after six years with ABC News. In 2000, he received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the
Elian Gonzalez case. His most recent book is Too Close to Call: The 36-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, which was published in 2001 by Random House. He is also the author of A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President (Random House, 2000), and The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson (Random House, 1996). Both books were New York Times best-sellers.
Since joining the magazine, Mr. Toobin has covered legal affairs and written articles on such subjects as Attorney General John Ashcroft, the Florida recount, Kenneth Starr's investigation of President Clinton, the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and the trials of Timothy McVeigh and O.J. Simpson. In his article, Lunch With Martha, published in the February 3, 2003, issue of the magazine, Toobin obtained the first interview with Martha Stewart regarding her investigation for insider trading. His article An Incendiary Defense, published in the July 25, 1994, issue of the magazine, disclosed for the first time the Simpson defense team's plans to accuse Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence and to play the race card.
Prior to joining The New Yorker, Mr. Toobin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as an associate counsel in the
Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, an experience that provided the basis for his first book, Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer's First Case--United States v. Oliver North.
Mr. Toobin received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1982, and in 1986, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the
Harvard Law Review. Mr. Toobin lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Sara Fishko spent her early life practicing the piano and ducking into the Bleecker Street Cinema. She has spent her professional life juggling careers between radio and film. She spent many years as a film editor and won a film editing Emmy in 1991. Her first radio show was at WBAI in 1974, where she won two Armstrong awards and met long time friend and colleague Steve Post. In the early 80's Sara and Steve migrated to WNYC, forever changing classical radio. At WNYC, Sara hosted the weekend mornings and eventually a program called Sunday Best. After a brief sabbatical, she returned to WNYC in 1996 to host Midday Music, and now acts as WNYC's cultural attaché, producing features, documentaries and special programs for her regular