Bob Herbert


Bob Herbert

Infobox journalist
name = Bob Herbert


birthname = Robert Herbert
birth_date = birth date and age|1945|03|07
birth_place = Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
occupation = Journalist
education = State University of New York
credits = "The New York Times"
"Sunday Edition"

Robert “Bob” Herbert (born March 7, 1945) is an American journalist op-ed columnist for "The New York Times". His column is syndicated to other newspapers around the country. Herbert frequently writes on poverty, the Iraq war, racism and American political apathy towards race issues.

Biography

Early years

Herbert was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised primarily in Montclair, New Jersey, where his parents owned a number of upholstery shops. [Times Select, Meet the Columnists http://select.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2005/09/19/opinion/20050919_HERBERT_FEATURE.html Retrieved on 3/19/07.] He was drafted during the buildup to the Vietnam War, but was ultimately sent to Korea. Always having had an interest in politics and writing, Herbert decided shortly after the war to go into journalism.

Herbert received a Bachelor of the Arts, Journalism from the State University of New York (Empire State College) in 1988.

Career

Herbert's journalistic career began with "The Star-Ledger" in New Jersey in 1970. Herbert went on to work as a reporter and editor at the "New York Daily News" from 1976 until 1985, when he became a political columnist and editor, and began attracting attention for his editorial work. This led to a position on WCBS-TV in New York, as a founding panelist of "Sunday Edition" in 1990, as well as becoming host of Hotline, a weekly issues program on New York public television. He later served as a national correspondent on NBC from 1991 to 1993, with regular appearances on "The Today Show" and "NBC Nightly News."

Herbert's journalistic awards include the Meyer Berger Award for coverage of New York City and the American Society of Newspaper Editors award for distinguished newspaper writing.

Herbert chaired the Pulitzer Prize jury for spot news reporting in 1993. He is author of "Promises Betrayed: Waking Up From The American Dream", published by Henry Holt & Company in 2005.

References

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External links

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* [http://select.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2005/09/19/opinion/20050919_HERBERT_FEATURE.html "Meet Bob Herbert"] , "New York Times" biographical video interview
* [http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/bobherbert/ Bob Herbert's New York Times Columnist Page]
* [http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/01/1429251 Interview at Democracy Now]
* [http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=9780805078640&z=y "Promises Betrayed", at Barnes and Noble]
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1295/is_n8_v59/ai_17367818 1995 Interview with "The Progressive", at FindArticles]


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