David Remnick

Host, The New Yorker Radio Hour

David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992...

He has written many pieces for the magazine, including reporting from Russia, the Middle East, and Europe, and Profiles of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Katharine Graham, Mike Tyson, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Remnick began his reporting career as a staff writer at the Washington Post in 1982, where he covered stories for the Metro, Sports, and Style sections. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Washington Post Moscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his 1993 book on the former Soviet Union, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.” In 1994, “Lenin’s Tomb” received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.

Since Remnick became editor, The New Yorker has garnered a hundred and forty-nine nominations for National Magazine Awards and has won thirty-seven. In 2001 and again in 2005, the magazine won an unprecedented five National Magazine Awards; in 2014, the magazine won four awards. In addition, in 2000 Remnick was named Advertising Age’s Editor of the Year.

Remnick has written six books: “Lenin’s Tomb,” “Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia,” “King of the World” (a biography of Muhammad Ali), “The Bridge” (a biography of Barack Obama), and “The Devil Problem” and “Reporting,” which are collections of some of his pieces from the magazine. Remnick has edited many anthologies of New Yorker pieces, including “Life Stories,” “Wonderful Town,” “The New Gilded Age,” “Fierce Pajamas,” “Secret Ingredients,” and “Disquiet, Please!”

Remnick has contributed to The New York Review of BooksVanity FairEsquire, andThe New Republic. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has taught at Princeton, where he received his B.A., in 1981, and at Columbia. He lives in New York with his wife, Esther Fein; they have three children, Alex, Noah, and Natasha.

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David Remnick appears in the following:

The March Toward Impeachment

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Susan Glasser discusses Washington’s reaction to Congress’s articles of impeachment against the President.

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How Channel One Keeps the News Safe for Putin

Monday, December 09, 2019

There is independent media in Russia, but the state-controlled Channel One dominates the news cycle and subtly controls what its viewers believe. Joshua Yaffa explains how it works.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, the Original Scream Queen

Friday, December 06, 2019

The star of “Halloween” scares easily, and won’t watch a slasher film. But she’s bravely confronted real taboos: her history with addiction, and the terror of Hollywood beauty standards.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, the Original Scream Queen

Friday, December 06, 2019

The actor, who shot to fame in “Halloween,” won’t watch a scary movie. Plus, Dexter Filkins talks to an embattled journalist about the brutality of India’s Hindu-nationalist regime. 

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This Is William Cohen’s Third Impeachment

Thursday, December 05, 2019

In 1974, the freshman Representative helped seal Nixon’s fate. In 1998, he was Defense Secretary during the Clinton impeachment. Now he explains how the Trump impeachment stacks up.

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Kamala Harris’s Campaign Ends in a Fizzle

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The California senator seemed to have everything going for her as a Presidential candidate. Why did her run end before the voting even started?

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Robin Wright on the Eruption of Violence in Iran

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Hundreds are dead following a government crackdown on protests. Wright describes how U.S. sanctions are squeezing Iran just as some of its regional allies are turning against it.

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Rana Ayyub on India’s Crackdown on Muslims

Monday, December 02, 2019

Dexter Filkins talks to the embattled Indian journalist about their time reporting together in Kashmir and the Indian ruling party’s violent suppression of Muslims.

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Billy Porter Wears Many Hats

Friday, November 29, 2019

The actor, singer, producer, and writer talks with the fashion columnist Rachel Syme, live at The New Yorker Festival.

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Bon Iver Live at The New Yorker Festival

Friday, November 29, 2019

Justin Vernon and some of his collaborators in the celebrated indie band talk with Amanda Petrusich, and play songs off their latest album, “i,i.”

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Billy Porter Talks with Rachel Syme, and Bon Iver Performs Live

Friday, November 29, 2019

The Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning performer on his long-awaited success. And the celebrated indie band plays songs from its new album.

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Jenny Slate Gets Dressed

Friday, November 22, 2019

The actress, comedian, and now author-on-a-book-tour regards clothing as a complex but pleasurable business.

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Samantha’s Journey into the Alt-Right, and Back

Friday, November 22, 2019

How did one woman go from canvassing for Obama to carrying a tiki torch in Charlottesville? A former white nationalist explains how she got in, and out, of the movement.

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Samantha’s Journey Into the Alt-Right, and Back

Friday, November 22, 2019

How did one woman go from canvassing for Obama to carrying a tiki torch in Charlottesville? A former white nationalist goes on the record. Plus, Jenny Slate on how to get dressed.

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Thomas Mallon on Impeachment, and Philip Pullman on “His Dark Materials”

Friday, November 15, 2019

Mallon, the author of “Watergate: A Novel,” on the cartoonish drama of the Trump hearings. And the beloved fantasy writer on his new HBO series, and his new novel.

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Lena Waithe on “Queen & Slim”

Friday, November 15, 2019

The screenwriter talks about flipping the narrative of police violence. Plus, Thomas Mallon on impeachment, and Philip Pullman on HBO’s adaptation of his “Dark Materials” series.

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Here's How Impeachment Could Shape The 2020 Election

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Senate Republicans are now considering a lengthy trial to tie up Dem senators in primary races. Today, what the probe means for the election, and how voters are taking this all in.

A Progressive Evangelical, and Charlamagne Tha God

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Eliza Griswold on a pastor who wants to reclaim Christian voters for the Democratic Party, and the radio personality talks about his history with anxiety. 

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The Supreme Court Weighs the End of DACA

Friday, November 08, 2019

A lawyer who has been living under DACA protection from deportation will argue in favor of the policy at the Supreme Court. Plus, Dana Goodyear on the California wildfires.

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DACA Goes to the Supreme Court

Friday, November 08, 2019

Two lawyers make the case that, in rescinding the policy, the Trump Administration broke the law. Plus, wildfires and the California dream; and Charlamagne Tha God on anxiety. 

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