Ron Suskind

  Male      American      Journalist

  Born : Nov 20, 1959  

About Author

Ronald Steven "Ron" Suskind (born November 20, 1959) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist and best-selling author. He was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal from 1993 to 2000 and has published the books A Hope in the Unseen, The Price of Loyalty, The One Percent Doctrine, The Way of the World, Confidence Men, and his memoir Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. He won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for articles in the Wall Street Journal that became the starting point for his first book, A Hope in the Unseen. Suskind has written books on the George W. Bush Administration, the Barack Obama Administration, and related issues of the United States' use of power.

Suskind was born in Kingston, New York, to a Jewish family. He is the son of Shirley Berney and Walter B. Suskind. and a second cousin of producer David Susskind. He grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, attended the University of Virginia, was a brother of the SPE fraternity, and lived on The Lawn during the 1980–1981 school year. In 2005, he was the university's valediction speaker. In 1983 he received a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

In 1990, Suskind went to the Wall Street Journal, and became senior national affairs reporter in 1993. In 1995, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for two articles on Cedric Jennings, a student at inner-city Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. who wanted to attend MIT. Suskind left the Journal in 2000...

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