My name is Gabriel Sherman. I am a contributing editor at New York Magazine and a special correspondent for the New Republic. At New York, my recent stories have profiled New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner, reported on the rage of the rich, covered one Lehman Brothers trader’s experience as the firm went down, and chronicled the collapse of the largest real-estate deal in American history, Tishman Speyer’s $5.4 billion purchase of Stuyvesant Town. My March 2008 cover story, “Testing Horace Mann,” which investigated a Facebook scandal at the elite New York prep school, was a finalist for the Livingston Award. In December 2008, a series of articles I wrote at the New Republic uncovered that Herman Rosenblat’s Holocaust memoir was a hoax. In February 2008, I investigated the New York Times‘ controversial piece that alleged that the Republican presidential candidate John McCain had had an affair with the telecommunications lobbyist, Vicki Iseman. Some of my other TNR pieces looked at Barack Obama’s relationship with the press corps, and the National Enquirer’s exposé of John Edwards’ love child.
Previously, I was a staff writer at Conde Nast Portfolio. Prior to 2006, I was the media reporter at the New York Observer, where I reported extensively on the internal newsroom fights that roiled the New York Times, including the paper’s flawed coverage of Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and the decision to delay publishing its NSA wiretapping exclusive for more than a year. I reported on Judith Miller’s standoff with Times editors and reporters, and ultimately sat down for her first interview on the eve of her resignation from the paper.
I have served as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, ABC World News and National Public Radio, and my journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Slate, GQ, the Atlantic, Wired, Outside Magazine and National Geographic Adventure, among other publications.
A competitive runner, I have run six marathons and I finished the 2003 New York City Marathon in 2:56:29. I have also run up the stairs of the Empire State Building in 13:26.
I was born in Newton, MA, and grew up outside Washington D.C. and Westport, CT. I attended Middlebury College, and currently live in New York City.