Dan Barry (reporter)
Dan Barry is a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, where he has written the "This Land" column since January 2007. “Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game,” Barry’s most recent book, about the longest game in professional baseball history, was released in April 2011[dated info] by Harper Collins; the paperback version appeared in March 2012.
The oldest of four children, Barry was born in Queens, New York and raised in Deer Park, New York He graduated from St. Bonaventure University and received a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. In 1983, he joined The Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, as a reporter, and moved to the Providence Journal-Bulletin in 1987. Barry joined The Times in 1995.
Barry lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife, Mary Trinity, and two daughters, Nora and Grace.
Prior to “This Land,” Barry wrote the “About New York” column for The Times for three years. He also served as city hall bureau chief, Long Island bureau chief, police bureau chief, and general assignment reporter for the metropolitan desk. Barry has written two other books: “Pull Me Up,” a memoir of his Long Island Irish upbringing and battle with cancer, published in 2004; and “City Lights: Stories About New York,” a collection of Barry’s “About New York” columns, published in 2007.
In 1994, while working for the Providence Journal-Bulletin, Barry was part of an investigative team that won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting after exposing corruption in the Rhode Island court system. He has since been a nominated finalist for the Pulitzer Prize twice: in 2006, for his coverage of post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and life in New York City, and in 2010, for his coverage of how the Great Recession changed lives and relationships in America. His other honors include a shared Polk Award in 1992 while at the Journal-Bulletin, for investigating the cause of a state banking crisis; the 2003 American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for deadline reporting, for his coverage of the first anniversary of Sept. 11; and the 2005 Mike Berger Award, which honors in-depth human interest reporting.
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