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Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas KristofColumnist, The New York Times


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Nicholas Kristof has been a columnist for The New York Times since November 2001 and writes op-ed columns twice a week. He serves on the boards of Harvard University and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars. Previously, he was Associate Managing Editor of The Times, responsible for the Sunday Times. After joining The New York Times in 1984, he served as a correspondent in Los Angeles and as bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. In 1990, Mr. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. They were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer for journalism. Mr. Kristof won a second Pulitzer in 2006 for commentary. He has also won the Anne Frank Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the George Polk Award, the Overseas Press Club award and many others. With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has written several best-selling books, including China Wakes and his latest, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. A documentary film, “Reporter,” was made about him and shown on HBO, and a TV documentary about “Half the Sky” is now in production for airing on PBS. Mr. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 150 countries. He speaks Chinese, Japanese and several other languages. Mr. Kristof graduated from Harvard College, and then won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, where he studied law and graduated with first class honors. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.