Stephens in 2009
|Born||Bret Louis Stephens
November 21, 1973
Mexico City
|Spouse(s)||Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim (2003-present; 3 children)|
Bret Louis Stephens (born November 21, 1973) is the foreign-affairs columnist of the Wall Street Journal and deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the editorial pages of the Journal's European and Asian editions. He was editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post in 2002–2004. Stephens won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. In awarding the prize, the Pulitzer board cited "his incisive columns on American foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist." 
Personal life 
Stephens grew up in Mexico City, the son of Xenia and Charles J. Stephens, a former vice president of General Products, a large chemical company in Mexico. After graduating from Middlesex School, Stephens went to the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics. Stephens is married to Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, with whom he has three children; Corinna is a music critic who writes for the New York Times.
Stephens began his career at the Journal as an op-ed editor in New York and later worked as an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels. In 2006, he took over the "Global View" column from George Melloan when he retired. In 2009, he was named deputy editorial page editor following the retirement of Melanie Kirkpatrick.
Between 2002 and 2004, he was editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed at age 28 – the youngest person to hold that position. He is the winner of the 2008 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism and the 2010 Bastiat Prize. In 2005, Stephens was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also a frequent contributor to Commentary magazine.
- "About Us". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 2, 2008. "The Jerusalem Post Editors: ...2002–2004 Bret Stephens"
- "WEDDINGS; Pamela Paul, Bret Stephens". The New York Times. September 20, 1998.
- "Youth not wasted on Jerusalem Post's Bret Stephens". UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Retrieved July 2, 2008.
- Stephens, Bret (June 26, 2009). "Being Bret Stephens -- Or Not". The Wall Street Journal.
- "Who We Are: Bret Stephens". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 2, 2008. (WSJ staff biography)
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Bret Stephens on Charlie Rose
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