David Kaufman is an American journalist who writes for several influential publications, including the Financial Times, The New York Times, Details, New York and some of the premiere international publications, including Time International. He appears regularly on the Fox News business network. He wrote the Wallpaper* guide to Tel Aviv that was published by Phaidon Press. Kaufman's mother is Jewish and of European ancestry and his father was African-American. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in sociology and Near Eastern studies from Brandeis University and his Master's degree in journalism from New York University. He lives in New York City and is openly gay.