Thomas B. Edsall
|Thomas B. Edsall|
|Born||Thomas Byrne Edsall
August 22, 1941
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
|Occupation||Journalist, author, professor|
|Known for||journalist, author, academic|
Thomas Byrne Edsall (born August 22, 1941) is an American journalist and academic, best known for his weekly opinion column for The New York Times online and for his 25 years covering national politics for the Washington Post.
Life and career
From 2006 to 2014, Edsall served as the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Public Affairs Journalism at Columbia University, where he continues to teach in an adjunct capacity. In 2011, he became a weekly opinion columnist for the New York Times. Previously, he covered national politics for the Washington Post from 1981 to 2006; covered politics for The Baltimore Sun (1967-1981); served as a VISTA volunteer (1966-1967); and reported for The Providence Journal (1965). He was the political editor of the Huffington Post from 2007 to 2009, a correspondent for The New Republic from 2006 to 2013 and for the National Journal from 2006 to 2007. In November and December 2006, Edsall was a guest columnist for the print edition of the New York Times Op-Ed page.
Edsall was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Linn Edsall and Katherine Byrne. He attended Brown University and received his B.A. from Boston University in 1966. He is married and lives with his wife, Mary (daughter of Karl Deutsch), in New York and Washington, D.C., with whom he co-authored the book Chain Reaction.
Awards and fellowships
- Awarded Shapiro Fellowship, https://smpa.gwu.edu/shapiro-fellow-thomas-b-edsall, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University (2015)
- Markwell Award of the International Society of Political Psychology (2014) www.ispp.org/awards/markwell
2014 Thomas B. Edsall, Columbia University, United States;
- Finalist General Non-Fiction, Pulitzer Prize, 1992, Chain Reaction: The Impact on American Politics of Race, Rights and Taxes (W.W.Norton)
- Bill Pryor Memorial Award, Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, 1981
- Carey McWilliams Award, American Political Science Association, 1994
- Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1996-1997 
- Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
- Edsall, Thomas B. (1984). The New Politics of Inequality. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-30250-4.
- —— (1988). Power and Money: Writing About Politics. W. W. Norton & Company.
- ——; Edsall, Mary D. (August 1992). Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-30903-7.
- —— (August 28, 2006). Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive For Permanent Power. Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-01815-7.
- —— (January 10, 2012). The Age Of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics. Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-53519-9.
- "Thomas B. Edsall". Faculty. Columbia Journalism School. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
- "Thomas B. Edsall". New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- Charlip, Lauren (May 7, 2007). "Movers". Mediaweek. 17 (19): 27.
- Mitchell, Greg (November 25, 2006). "Despite Election Results, Edsall Still Sees 'Red'". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
- Edsall, Thomas (November 26, 2006). "Edsall Responds to 'E&P' Editor's Critique". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
- "Mary Deutsch Wed To Thomas Edsall". The New York Times. August 23, 1965. p. 34.
- "The University Record". Thomas, Mary Edsall to deliver Yablonky Lecture. University of Michigan. November 2, 1992. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
- "Edsall, Thomas Byrne". Social Networks and Archival Context Project. University of Virginia. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
- "Post Reporter Wins Carey McWilliams Award". The Washington Post. June 4, 1994. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Columbia University faculty bio for Edsall
- A War of All Against All; Are Democrats and Republicans now engaged in a 'death struggle' over dwindling resources, making gridlock and dysfunction more likely? by W. James Antle III January 10, 2012, a The Age of Austerity WSJ book review
- The Political Price of Austerity by Mark Schmitt January 20, 2012 NYT book review
- Collected columns for The New Republic