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Nicholas Kristof

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Nicholas Kristof

Columnist, The New York Times
Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times who has won two Pulitzer Prizes, an Emmy and other awards such as the Anne Frank Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He grew up on a farm in Oregon, graduated from Harvard, earned a First in law at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and then studied Arabic in Cairo. He was bureau chief for The New York Times in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo, then covered presidential elections and served as editor of The Sunday New York Times. After 9/11, he became an op-ed columnist, while leaving in 2021 for a year to run for governor of Oregon. Kristof has traveled to more than 160 countries and speaks Chinese, Japanese and other languages. With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has written five best-selling books, most recently “Tightrope.” Kristof was The Times’s first blogger, first video maker and first Snapchat contributor, and he has about 2 million followers on Twitter.