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Jonathan Alter

AKA Jonathan H. Alter

Born: 6-Oct-1957
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Newsweek Senior Editor

Father: James M. Alter
Mother: Joanne Alter
Brother: Hamilton Alter
Sister: Jamie Alter (spouse of Michael Lynton)
Wife: Emily Jane Lazar (producer at Colbert Report, m. 18-Oct-1986, three children)

    High School: Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, IL
    High School: Phillips Academy Andover (1975)
    University: BA History, Harvard University (1979)
    Professor: Princeton University (1997)

    Newsweek Senior Editor and Columnist (1983-2011)
    Hoover Institution Media Fellow (2002)
    Risk Factors: Lymphoma


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Author of books:
The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (2006, history)
The Promise: President Obama, Year One (2010, politics)

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