My name is Gabriel Sherman. I am a contributing editor at New York Magazine and a special correspondent for the New Republic. 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 extensively on Judith Miller’s fight 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 media commentator on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio, any my journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Slate, 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.