Hendrik Hertzberg

Hendrik (Rick) Hertzberg is an award-winning columnist and current editor at The New Yorker.

The son of a journalist and a Columbia professor, Hertzberg was well-poised to become, as Forbes put it, one of the "25 Most Influential Liberals in the US Media." Hertzberg started writing in college at the Harvard Crimson, and went on to cover the rise of the counterculture for Newsweek during the 1960s. By 1969, Hertzberg had found his future home at The New Yorker, though he left for various stints as the editor at The New Republic and to be a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. In 1992, he returned to The New Yorker at the behest of Tina Brown as executive editor, and remains on staff as senior editor under current editor-in-chief, David Remnick.

Hertzberg is best known for expounding the magazine's political positions and, in recent years, for penning epic smackdowns of George W. Bush and the 2008 administration.

Hertzberg is married to fellow New Yorker editor Virginia Cannon, with whom he has a son. They live in New York City.

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