David Folkenflik

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David Folkenflik
Born (1969-09-15) September 15, 1969 (age 51)
EducationB.A. Cornell University
Known forMedia correspondent for National Public Radio
Spouse(s)Jesse Baker
Parent(s)Vivian and Robert Folkenflik

David Folkenflik (born September 15, 1969)[1] is an American reporter based in New York City and serving as media correspondent for National Public Radio. He is also one of the hosts of NPR & WBUR's On Point. His work primarily appears on the NPR news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He also appears regularly on the "Media Circus" segment on Talk of the Nation.[2]


Folkenflik is the son of Vivian and Robert Folkenflik, both college professors at the University of California, Irvine.[3] His father is Jewish.[4] Folkenflik started at The Herald-Sun of Durham, North Carolina. In 1991, he graduated from Cornell University's Department of History with a degree in History, where he served as editor in chief of The Cornell Daily Sun; and was a member of the Quill and Dagger, Cornell's senior honor society;[2] He spent more than 10 years at The Baltimore Sun, covering higher education, the United States Congress, and the mass media, before joining NPR in 2004.[2]

He has reported on many topics, including the undisclosed payments made by New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald to a teenaged webcam child pornographer named Justin Berry[5] and on the ethical challenges faced by reporters who are also medical doctors who've travelled to Haiti to report on and assist with the recovery after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[6][7] He is active in public service, and has served as a commentator during The Changing Face of News – What’s Next? event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2010, Folkenflik married Jesse Baker.


  1. ^ "Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: Friday September 14, 2018". Haaretz. September 14, 2018. Saturday: NPR's Media Correspondent, David Folkenflik turns 49...
  2. ^ a b c National Public Radio (2007-02-22). "David Folkenflik, Correspondent, Media, Arts Information Unit". Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  3. ^ "Jesse Baker, David Folkenflik". The New York Times. 2010-04-30. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  4. ^ Weiner, Robert (January 29, 2014). "Jewish figures on all sides of 'Bridgegate'". New Jersey Jewish News. Robert Folkenflik, professor emeritus at University of California, Irvine, who knew Samson as a child in Hillside and later as a fraternity brother at Zeta Beta Tau on Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus
  5. ^ David Folkenflik (2007-10-19). "Seizures Hurt Memory, Ex-'Times' Reporter Says". All Things Considered, National Public Radio. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  6. ^ David Folkenflik (2010-01-20). "Reporters Who Are MDs Find Lines Blurred In Haiti". All Things Considered, National Public Radio. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  7. ^ National Public Radio. "David Folkenflik archive". Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  8. ^ "Welcome to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics". anselm.edu. Saint Anselm College. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved August 6, 2016.