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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. Previously, he was Associate Managing Editor of The Times, responsible for the Sunday Times. After joining The New York Times in 1984, initially covering economics, he served as a correspondent in Los Angeles and as bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. In 2000, he covered the presidential campaigns, in particular then Governor Bush. In 1990, Mr. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, then a Times journalist and now an investment advisor at Goldman Sachs, 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 George Polk Award, the Overseas Press Club award, the Michael Kelly award, the Online News Association award, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors award. Mr. Kristof and Ms. WuDunn are authors of China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.  Mr. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 150 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province, and every main Japanese island. He 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.