Donald McNeil, Jr.
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric. He started at the Times in 1976 as a copy boy. He left in 1979 to teach journalism at Columbia University while studying history. From 1995 to 2002, he was a foreign correspondent based in South Africa and France. In 2013, he was featured in a documentary about AIDS drugs, Fire In the Blood.
He lives in Brooklyn. He has two daughters and a stepson.
- 2012 – Third Place, Beat reporting, American Association of Health Care Journalists
- 2007 – Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
- 2006 – Overseas Press Club award
- 2002 – First place in foreign reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists
- McNeil, Donald G. (2012-06-10). "Donald G. McNeil Jr. – The New York Times". Topics.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
- "Basel Institute on Governance: Philanthropy in Global Health: Speakers". Baselgovernance.org. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
- Bale, Miriam (2013-09-05). "'Fire in the Blood' Spotlights AIDS in Africa". The New York Times.
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