Nicholas D. Kristof

Journalist; Writer (columnist)
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Journalism, Media, and Communications

Nicholas Kristof joined The New York Times in 1984 and has been a columnist since 2001. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner (for his coverage of Tiananmen Square and the genocide in Darfur) who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. His columns have often focused on global health, poverty and gender issues. Kristof is recognized for having "rewritten opinion journalism" [Washington Post] with his emphasis on human rights abuses and social injustices, such as human trafficking, climate change, and race in America. He has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries. His co-author with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, of five best-selling books, including the No. 1 best-seller Half the Sky (2009). Their most recent book is "Tightrope," published in 2020.

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