Scott Hanford Stossel (born August 7, 1969) is an American journalist and editor. He is the editor of The Atlantic magazine, and previously served as executive editor of The American Prospect magazine. He is a graduate of Harvard University. He is the son of Anne Hanford and Thomas P. Stossel, the brother of cartoonist Sage Stossel, and the nephew of TV journalist John Stossel. In 2014, Stossel was awarded the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.
- Stossel is the author of Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, (ISBN 978-1588341273) which was published in 2004.
- Stossel wrote and published an article My Anxious, Twitchy, Phobic (Somehow Successful) Life in the Atlantic magazine (January/February 2014) which describes his lifelong struggles with debilitating anxiety. This article was adapted from his new book,
- My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind published January, 2014 by Knopf (ISBN 978-0-307-26987-4).
Scott went to the University of Virginia
- "Stossel, Scott." Library of Congress Name Authority File. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Scott - Authors - The Atlantic". The Atlantic. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
- Stossel, John (September 2, 2009). "Thank Goodness for John Goodman". Fox Business Network.
- Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media. http://www.austenriggs.org/erikson-institute-prize-excellence-mental-health-media
- Surviving Anxiety The Atlantic, January/February 2014 print and online
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