Thomas Maier

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Thomas Maier
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Alma materFordham University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
OccupationAuthor, journalist, television producer
EmployerChicago Sun-Times, Newsday
Known forWriting, investigative journalism
Notable work
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love; When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys

Thomas Maier is an author, journalist, and television producer. His book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love is the basis for the award-winning drama Masters of Sex which premiered on Showtime in 2013.

External audio
Pioneering 'Masters Of Sex' Brought Science To The Bedroom, 32:38, Fresh Air[1]

Most recently, he is the author of When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys, the first comprehensive history of the two dynastic families, published by Crown. His other books include The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings, a multi-generational history of the Kennedy family and the impact of their Irish-Catholic background on their lives, and Dr. Spock: An American Life, named a "Notable Book of the Year" in 1998 by The New York Times and the subject of a BBC and A&E Biography documentary.

His 1994 book, Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It, won the Frank Luther Mott Award by the National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication as Best Media Book of the Year.

Maier joined Newsday in 1984, after working at Chicago Sun-Times. He's won several top honors, including the national Society of Professional Journalists' top reporting prize twice, the National Headliner Award, the Worth Bingham Prize, and New York Deadline Club. In 2002, he won the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' top prize for a series about immigrant workplace deaths. At the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he won the John M. Patterson Prize for television documentary making and later received the John McCloy Journalism Fellowship to Europe. He also has a B.A. in political science from Fordham University in the Bronx. He lives on Long Island, New York.

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Awards[edit]

  • 1986: National Sigma Delta Chi Award, Society of Professional Journalists, "The Confession-Takers" series.[2]
  • 1994: Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award for Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It.[3]
  • 1998: New York Times Notable Book of The Year, Author Dr. Spock: An American Life.[4]
  • 2002: ICIJ, now known as Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, Death on the Job: Immigrants at Risk.[5]
  • 2010: National Headliners Award, Fallout: The Legacy of Brookhaven Lab in the Pacific.[6]
  • 2012: Sigma Delta Chi Award, The Society of Professional Journalist, Online Investigative Reporting.[7]
  • 2012: Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business.[8]
  • 2012: Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Finalist with NPR.[8]
  • 2012, Karpoor Chandra Kulish (KCK) International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism, Winner.[8]
  • 2013, Critics Choice Television Award, "Most Exciting New Series,"Author/Producer Masters of Sex.[9]
  • 2014, Golden Globes, Best Drama Nominee, Author/Producer Masters of Sex.[9]
  • 2014, American Film Institute (AFI), TV Program of The Year, Author/Producer Masters of Sex.[9]
  • 2014: New York Press Club, Television, The Body Business, News 12 Long Island/Newsday.[10]
  • 2016, USC Scripter Award, Nominated, Author/Producer Masters of Sex.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pioneering 'Masters Of Sex' Brought Science To The Bedroom". Fresh Air. NPR. July 30, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, announced..."
  3. ^ "Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award Winners". Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Notable Books of 1998". www.nytimes.com.
  5. ^ "The Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting are unique among journalism prizes worldwide in that they were created specifically to honor cross-border investigative reporting. Formerly the ICIJ Awards, the prizes were renamed in 2008 in honor of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was slain by militants in Pakistan in 2002". Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.headlinerawards.com/Winners2010Print.html
  7. ^ "About This Project: Skin and Bone - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists".
  8. ^ a b c "Awards - Center for Public Integrity". Center for Public Integrity.
  9. ^ a b c d "404 Error - IMDb" – via www.imdb.com.
  10. ^ Club, Handmade by Peter O.E. Bekker for The New York Press. "The New York Press Club - Awards for Journalism". www.nypressclub.org.

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