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:

Emilia Clarke on a Near-Death Experience Scarier than “Game of Thrones”

Friday, March 22, 2019

On the set of “Game of Thrones,” Emilia Clarke walked in to a funeral pyre and didn’t know when to stop. Then came the frightening part.

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Emilia Clarke’s Near-Death Experience

Friday, March 22, 2019

The “Game of Thrones” star on a crisis scarier than anything on the show, and a reporter on the shady dealings that helped fuel Brexit.

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The Hot Fashion Trends in Silicon Valley, and the Top Chef Niki Nakayama

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A fashion correspondent on the emergence of a new aesthetic in the tech world, where jeans and hoodies once sufficed. Plus, the chef Niki Nakayama builds a kitchen of her own.

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Getting Detained by ICE—on Purpose

Friday, March 15, 2019

Two undocumented activists infiltrate a detention facility to confront the immigration system from inside.

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Getting Detained by ICE—on Purpose

Friday, March 15, 2019

 Two undocumented activists infiltrate a detention facility to confront the immigration system from inside.

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American Exiles in East Africa

Friday, March 08, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the country, fearing a setup by police. In exile, in Tanzania, they began to resume their mission, building a community far from home.

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American Exiles in East Africa, and the Special Relationship Between Fox News and the White House

Friday, March 08, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the U.S. in 1970 and made a new life in exile. Also, the Washington correspondent Jane Mayer on Fox News’ influence over the Trump Administration.

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Jane Mayer on the Revolving Door Between Fox News and the White House

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

A Washington correspondent on how the news outlet and the Administration developed a unique symbiotic relationship.  

Jane Mayer on the Revolving Door Between Fox News and the White House

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

A Washington correspondent on how the news outlet and the Administration developed a unique symbiotic relationship.  

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A Moderate Republican Wants to Primary Donald Trump in 2020

Friday, March 01, 2019

Bill Weld, a former Massachusetts governor, bids for the G.O.P.’s Presidential nomination, calling the incumbent Donald Trump’s Presidency a “train wreck.”

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American Exiles in East Africa, and a Primary Challenge to Donald Trump

Friday, March 01, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the country in 1970, and made a new life in exile. Plus, a moderate Republican vying to take down Trump in the primaries.

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A Writer Solves a Mystery, and Ruth E. Carter Steps into the Spotlight

Friday, February 22, 2019

Patrick Radden Keefe reveals that he may have solved a notorious murder, and the costume designer finally gets her due.

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A Writer Solves a Mystery, and Ruth E. Carter Steps into the Spotlight

Friday, February 22, 2019

Patrick Radden Keefe reveals that he may have solved a notorious murder, and the costume designer finally gets her due.

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What Are We Talking About When We Talk about Socialism?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The historian Jill Lepore says that the meaning of socialism in America has always been ambiguous. And the Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant shares his deep love of Barbra Streisand.

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Teju Cole on Blackface and Valeria Luiselli on the Border Crisis

Friday, February 15, 2019

A photograph, Cole reminds us, captures the thinnest sliver of time. Any photograph of a man in blackface—or any racist image—implies that “there’s a lot more where that came from.”

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Jill Lepore on the Ambiguities of Socialism, and Teju Cole on Blackface

Friday, February 15, 2019

The historian walks us through the shift in America’s leftist politics, and the photographer contemplates the persistence of blackface in American culture.

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To Stop the Shooting, Lupe Cruz Gets Between the People with the Guns

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

For a conflict mediator in a dangerous Chicago neighborhood, violence prevention is a job that never ends. And when it fails, somebody gets shot.

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Is the Tide Turning on Gun Reform?

Friday, February 08, 2019

Representative Lucy McBath and others on whether gun reform is possible—and if so, how.

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Is the Tide Turning on Gun Reform?

Friday, February 08, 2019

Representative Lucy McBath and others on whether gun reform is possible—and if so, how.

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The Mueller Investigation: What We Know So Far

Friday, February 01, 2019

The Mueller report is said to be coming soon. Can Trump survive it?

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