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Kurt Eichenwald Biography
Kurt Eichenwald is an American journalist and a New York Times bestselling author of five books. One of his book The Informant (2000), was made into a motion picture in 2009. Initially he was a senior writer and investigative reporter with The New York Times, Condé Nast’s business magazine, Portfolio. Later Kurt was a contributing editor with Vanity Fair and a senior writer with Newsweek.
Since 1986 he had been employed by The New York Times and primarily covered Wall Street and corporate topics such as insider trading, accounting scandals, and takeovers, but also wrote about a range of issues including terrorism, the Bill Clinton pardon controversy, Federal health care policy, and sexual predators on the Internet.
Kurt Eichenwald Age
Kurt was born on June 28, 1961 in New York City, New York, U.S. He is 58 years old as of 2019.
Kurt Eichenwald Spouse
Eichenwald is married to Theresa Pearse, an internist. They have three children: Adam, Ryan and Sam.
Kurt Eichenwald Books
Serpent on the Rock (1995)
The Informant – 2000
Conspiracy of Fools (2005)
500 Days – 2012
A Mind Unraveled – 2018
Kurt Eichenwald A Mind Unraveled | Kurt Eichenwald New Book
Eichenwald’s fifth book, A Mind Unraveled, was published in 2018 by Random House. The book is a memoir about medical struggles that almost killed Eichenwald when he was a young man.
Kurt Eichenwald The Informant
In 2000, he published his second book, The Informant. While still a business book, The Informant was much more of a non-fiction police procedural depicting the inner workings of the FBI in detail. The book was subsequently adapted as the feature film a film adaptation. The movie, a dark comedy directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, was released in 2009.
Kurt Eichenwald Conspiracy Of Fools
Eichenwald’s investigation of Enron led to his third and most successful book, Conspiracy of Fools (2005). The book made The New York Times bestseller list in April 2005. The book was marketed as “a gripping corporate thriller with more plot twists than a John Grisham novel” by Random House.It was optioned as a movie by Warner Brothers, to potentially star Leonardo DiCaprio. However, the film was never made
Kurt Eichenwald 500 Days
In 2012, he published his fourth book, 500 Days. Also a New York Times bestseller, the book chronicled the events in governments around the world in the 500 days after the 9/11 attacks. It revealed details of the American program of NSA eavesdropping, torture policy, the American government’s briefings on the coming attacks before 9/11, and the details of debates within the British government.
Kurt Eichenwald Articles | Kurt Eichenwald New York Times
Following a year at the Election and Survey Unit at CBS News, Eichenwald joined The New York Times in 1985 as a news clerk for Hedrick Smith, the paper’s chief Washington correspondent. When Smith began writing his book The Power Game, Eichenwald became his research assistant, leaving in 1986 to become associate editor at The National Journal in Washington. During those years, he was a frequent contributor to The New York Times op-ed page, writing humorous pieces about political issues.
Eichenwald returned to The New York Times later in 1986 as a news clerk for the national desk in New York, participating in the paper’s writing program for aspiring reporters. By 1988, he had been named The New York Times’ Wall Street reporter.
Kurt Eichenwald Dallas
He graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas and Swarthmore College. His extracurricular activities during his time at Swarthmore included being a founding member of Sixteen Feet, an a cappella vocal octet.
Kurt Eichenwald Political Affiliation | Kurt Eichenwald Tucker Carlson Interview
Host Tucker Carlson confronted Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald over the “partisan turn”in December 2016 he said Kurt had taken in the past several months.
“Do you believe that you are practicing journalism?” Carlson asked.
Kurt laughed, then quipped: “When did you stop beating your wife? What are you talking about?”
Eichenwald laughed, then quipped: “When did you stop beating your wife? What are you talking about?”
Carlson paraphrased a list of tweets to Eichenwald in which Eichenwald attacked President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers.
“That sounds pretty partisan to me,” he said.
Eichenwald accused Carlson of taking “a couple words here and there,” challenging him to read the messages in their entire context. As Carlson attempted to do so, the Newsweek writer repeatedly interrupted him.
Kurt Eichenwald Vanity Fair
Kurt joined Vanity Fair as a contributing editor in 2012, where he wrote business articles for the magazine and an online column focusing on government and politics. In 2013, while continuing his work for Vanity Fair he joined Newsweek as a senior writer.
Kurt Eichenwald Net Worth
Kurt has an estimated Net Worth of $1.4 Million.