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 Rezneck Riders

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In the heart of the Navajo Nation, an extreme form of downhill bike racing is practiced both as a way to connect to the harsh landscape and to overcome the burdens of reservation life.

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Live Coverage of Putin-Trump Press Conference with David Remnick

Monday, July 16, 2018

The New Yorker's David Remnick on Trump/Putin meeting, plus live feed of their press conference.

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Brazil, Bruce Lee, and Black Lives in the Music of Kamasi Washington, and the Uncertain Future of the Democratic Party

Friday, July 13, 2018

Kamasi Washington’s eclectic music has made him a favorite of hip-hop stars and jazz heads alike. Plus: Ben Wallace-Wells on a divided Democratic Party.

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The Extreme Bikers of the Navajo Nation and the Uncertain Future of the Democratic Party

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Native American community redefines downhill racing, and the liberal establishment struggles to find its identity.

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Love, War, and the Magical Lamb-Brain Sandwiches of Aleppo, Syria

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Adam Davidson and his wife Jen Banbury ate a sandwich fourteen years ago that they never forgot; the food expert Dan Pashman set out to re-create it.

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Tina Brown on Vanity Fair, the Eighties, and Harvey Weinstein

Friday, July 06, 2018

A legend in New York publishing, Tina Brown talks about her encounters with Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, and how she came to understand sexism in the workplace.

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Love, War, and Sandwiches

Friday, July 06, 2018

Tina Brown on Harvey Weinstein, and Adam Davidson with a story of love, war, and sandwiches in the ancient city of Aleppo.

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Naomi Klein Interviewed by Jia Tolentino

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Naomi Klein talks about “Shock Doctrine”—her theory of how capitalism uses crises to its advantage—and how to “kill your inner Trump.”

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Hasan Minhaj Interviewed by Vinson Cunningham

Friday, June 29, 2018

The “Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj describes learning to be funny—and unlearning it. Plus, the chef Yotam Ottolenghi on why you’re measuring your ingredients all wrong.  

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Hasan Minhaj, Naomi Klein, and Yotam Ottolenghi

Friday, June 29, 2018

The comedian, the political journalist, and the chef, in live conversations from the New Yorker Festival.  

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Molly Ringwald, Judd Apatow, and #MeToo

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Two views of how the #MeToo movement is sweeping through American life: one from an evangelical activist and one from a Hollywood star.    

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The Government Took Her Son. Will It Give Him Back?

Friday, June 22, 2018

Border Patrol agents took Ana Maritza Rivera’s five-year-old son. Now she’s struggling to reunite with him before she’s deported.

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Molly Ringwald on #MeToo, and the Tragedy of “Zero Tolerance” at the Border

Friday, June 22, 2018

The actress looks back with unease at the teen dramas that made her famous, and a reporter assesses the damage of detaining immigrant children.

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The Comedian Hannah Gadsby Goes Big Time, and Renounces Comedy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gadsby’s “Nanette,” on Netflix, deconstructs the violence of comedy. It’s funny, but she’s not joking.  Plus: Amanda Petrusich on summer music festivals.

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James Wood Is Done “Prosecuting Wars”

Friday, June 15, 2018

The formidable critic hasn’t “gone soft,” but he might have mellowed. Plus: Jane Mayer on the Koch brothers versus the Republican Party.  

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Hannah Gadsby Against Comedy, and James Wood on Writing a Novel

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Australian performer gives up comedy with her Netflix special, “Nanette,” and a tough critic rediscovers just how hard it is to write a novel.

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In the Civil Service, Loyalty Now Comes Before Expertise

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Evan Osnos on the civil service under attack; and Bob Odenkirk reminds you of some headlines you may have missed.  

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Another Fiasco for American Soccer, and Praying for Tangier

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Roger Bennett on the many fiascos of America and the World Cup.  And we’ll visit Tangier Island, which may be one hurricane away from disappearing.

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Another Fiasco for American Soccer

Friday, June 08, 2018

Roger Bennett, a host of “Men in Blazers,” keeps his faith in the U.S. team despite its failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup.

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Anthony Bourdain’s Interview with David Remnick

Friday, June 08, 2018

The late chef and star of “Parts Unknown,” who died on June 8th, talked about his extraordinary career with David Remnick in 2017.