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.
Under Remnick’s leadership, The New Yorker has become the country’s most honored magazine. It has won forty-eight National Magazine Awards, including multiple citations for general excellence, and has been named a finalist a hundred and seventy-eight times, more than any other publication. In 2016, it became the first magazine to receive a Pulitzer Prize for its writing, and now has won four, including the gold medal for public service. Remnick’s personal honors include Advertising Age’s Editor of the Year, in 2000 and 2016, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 2016.
Remnick has contributed to The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and The 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.
David Remnick asks the candidate about his lack of support among black voters. And Patrick Radden Keefe examines why the Northern Ireland border keeps derailing Brexit. With David RemnickNovember 1, 2019
The House Speaker talks with Jane Mayer about President Trump’s Ukraine call and more. And Farrow details the efforts by men like Harvey Weinstein to intimidate their accusers. With David RemnickOctober 18, 2019
Two writers analyze the precarious situation in Hong Kong, as the region protests against Beijing’s encroachments. And, from the archive, a report about Richard Nixon’s deliberations after Tiananmen Square. With David RemnickOctober 11, 2019
David Remnick and five New Yorker contributors on what it would take to remove Trump from office. Plus, Adam Gopnik on getting old, and a visit to Maine with Elizabeth Strout. With David RemnickOctober 4, 2019
In the wake of the whistle-blower complaint, the President’s disregard of democratic norms has reached a point of crisis. Will more people come forward with damning information? By David RemnickSeptember 30, 2019
The Presidential candidate talks with David Remnick about the need for empathy in the era of Trump. Also, the director of “Ad Astra” discusses his early struggles to get a film released. With David RemnickSeptember 27, 2019