Author of multiple New York Times best-sellers
Distinguished career in American journalism
Former New York Times Magazine Editor-in-Chief (1977-87)
“Since our event, I’ve gotten many, many compliments on the selection of Edward Klein as keynote speaker. Our patrons were riveted by Mr. Klein’s earnestness, depth of knowledge, and compelling delivery. He was amazing!” – St Johns Forum
Ed Klein, the author of the #1 New York Times best-seller, “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” (Regnery Publishing, 2012), is a well-known writer, editor, and public speaker with a distinguished career in American journalism.
After earning a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Ed was awarded a travelling fellowship to Japan. There, he learned to speak Japanese and travelled throughout Asia as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. Upon his return to New York, he joined Newsweek, where he became Foreign Editor and then Assistant Managing Editor with jurisdiction over foreign and military affairs.
From Newsweek, he joined The New York Times. As Editor-in-Chief of The New York Times Magazine, he led this flagship publication of the Sunday Times to new heights of public interest and editorial excellence. During his editorship, The New York Times Magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history.
Since leaving The Times, Ed has written many articles for Vanity Fair and other national magazines. For Parade, he wrote Walter Scott’s Personality Parade, the most widely read column in the English language.
His non-fiction books have all appeared on The New York Times best-seller List. They include: “All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy” (1997); “Just Jackie: Her Private Years” (1999); “The Kennedy Curse” (2004); “Farewell Jackie” (2004); “The Truth About Hillary” (2005); “Katie: The Real Story” (2007); and “Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died” (2010).
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