|Emil Gregory Steiner|
November 30, 1978 |
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Occupation||Author and Journalist|
|Notable works||"Drunk Driving"|
Emil Gregory Steiner (born November 30, 1978) is an American novelist and journalist who currently writes and edits The League -- washingtonpost.com's NFL discussion platform. He has also served as the offbeat news blogger for The Washington Post and as a contributor to MSNBC, Washington Post Radio, NPR, CNN, WPHT and the BBC. He was a member of the newsroom awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the Virginia Tech Massacre. Steiner currently teaches communications and journalism at Temple University.
Steiner is an American, and a descendant of Holocaust survivors, born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He lived in Philadelphia, London, and Prague attending Friends' Central School, in Wynnewood, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Steiner made international news in June 2007 with his live-blogging of Pearson v. Chung, the $54 million pants lawsuit. The case involved DC Administrative Law Judge Roy Pearson suing his dry cleaner for $54 million under the DC consumer protection act after they lost his pants. Steiner's exclusive live-blogging coverage provided the only up-to-the minute reporting from inside the Washington, DC Superior Courthouse.
On November 6, 2007 Washington Post columnist Emil Steiner in his OFF/beat blog  reported on the emerging menace/hoax of Jenkem an African drug made from the fumes of raw sewage. In his article "Jenkem Madness?" he cited "a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration [who] insists that 'there are people in America trying [Jenkem].'" The unnamed DEA spokesman stated that the agency had yet to test Jenkem, however volunteering a theory that "hallucinations from methane fumes" are involved. He also labeled any use of Jenkem "dangerous, bad and stupid."