|Born||1958 (age 58–59)|
|Children||Antonia Li Junod|
Tom Junod (born in 1958) is an American journalist. He is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the most prestigious award in magazine writing.
Background and education
Junod worked as a writer for Esquire magazine beginning in 1997, after following editor David Granger to the magazine from GQ. He also worked for Atlanta magazine, Life, Sports Illustrated. Junod has published some of the most celebrated pieces in American magazine writing, including, The Abortionist, The Rapist Says He's Sorry, The Falling Man and a 2001 piece on R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, in which he satirically fabricated information. He is currently a writer for ESPN.
Junod is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors. The first for a profile of John Britton, an abortion doctor, the second for a profile of a rapist undergoing therapy while enduring what is known as "civil commitment." He is also a ten-time finalist for the award.
- Peter Carlson (26 June 2007). "Bringing Out the Worst In Celebrity Coverage?". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
- Shepherd, Steven L. (2001). Our fathers: reflections by sons. Beacon Press. p. 248. ISBN 0-8070-6246-4.
- Junod, Tom (2003). "The Falling Man". Esquire Magazine.
- "Writer Comes Clean On Fake Stipe Profile". Billboard. May 25, 2001. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- Junod, Tom (February 1994). "The Abortionist". GQ.
- Fennell, John (2009). "The Missouri Association of Publications 5th Anniversary Publishing Summit Will Be Held March 5 and 6 in Columbia". University of Missouri Journalism School.
- Junod, Tom (2010). "My Mom Couldn't Cook". Esquire Magazine.