Marc Fisher

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Marc Fisher (born 1958 in New York, New York)[citation needed] was a columnist and senior editor for the Washington Post between 2000 and 2009 where he wrote about local, national, and personal issues.[1][2][citation needed] He has worked as the Enterprise Editor for the Post for two years where he leads a team of writers in creative journalism and experimenting with new types of storytelling.[1][3][4] Fisher also writes a column about radio, music, and culture called "The Listener" that appears in the Post's Sunday Art's section.[2]


He attended the Horace Mann School and obtained his degree from Princeton University where he was a member of the University Press Club.[citation needed]


Fisher previously wrote the local column for the Post called "Raw Fisher" and before this he was the paper's Special Reports Editor. He was responsible for writing about politics and culture for the Style section. He also served as the Central Europe bureau chief on the Post's foreign staff along with covering schools in Washington, DC and DC politics for the Metro section. Fisher was the Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University where he taught a course on The Journalism of Daily Life, served as journalist-in-residence at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and has been a visiting scholar at the George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.[1][2] He worked at the Miami Herald from 1981 to 1986.[citation needed] Since then, he has worked at the Washington Post as a reporter, editor, and columnist. He was the Post's foreign correspondent in Germany from 1989 to 1994.[citation needed]


He is the author of two books, After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History, and Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation.[5] Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation describes the role radio has played in culture from the 50s to present.[1]


Fisher is married and together he and his wife have a son and daughter. The family currently resides in Washington.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Marc Fisher". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Marc Fisher". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Remembering Billy Taylor, Jazz Artist And Educator". NPR. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Pierre; Leezel Tanglao (16 December 2010). "Alleged Thief Showcases His Crime with Facebook Posting - ABC News". American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Author/creator keyword search = "Fisher, Marc" (birthyear not identified). Library of Congress. Retrieved 4 August 2011.

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