Scott Stossel

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Scott Hanford Stossel
Born (1969-08-07) August 7, 1969 (age 51)
Alma materHarvard University
Notable awardsErikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media
RelativesThomas P. Stossel (father)
John Stossel (uncle)

Scott Hanford Stossel[1] (born August 7, 1969)[2] is an American journalist and editor.

He is the national editor of The Atlantic magazine,[3] and previously served as executive editor of The American Prospect magazine.


He is a graduate of Harvard University.[3] He is the son of Anne Hanford and Thomas P. Stossel, the brother of cartoonist Sage Stossel,[4] and the nephew of TV journalist John Stossel.[1][5] In 2014, Stossel was awarded the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.[6]


  • Stossel wrote and published an article My Anxious, Twitchy, Phobic (Somehow Successful) Life in the Atlantic magazine (January/February 2014)[7] which describes his lifelong struggles with debilitating anxiety. This article was adapted from his new book,
  • Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, (ISBN 978-1588341273)
  • My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind January, 2014, Knopf (ISBN 978-0-307-26987-4).


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  2. ^ "Stossel, Scott." Library of Congress Name Authority File. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Scott - Authors - The Atlantic". The Atlantic. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
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  5. ^ Stossel, John (September 2, 2009). "Thank Goodness for John Goodman". Fox Business Network.
  6. ^ Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.
  7. ^ Surviving Anxiety The Atlantic, January/February 2014 print and online

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