Donald McNeil, Jr.
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975 Summa Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric. He started at the Times in 1976 as a copy boy. He left in 1979, and taught 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.
- http://www.rfkcenter.org/node/108[dead link]