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Daniel Okrent

Journalist & Former New York Times Public Editor
Daniel Okrent is a veteran journalist and editor who has worked for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. From October, 2003 until May, 2005, following the Jayson Blair scandal, he served as the New York Times's first public editor. He is also credited with inventing Rotisserie League Baseball, and is one of two people who have been inducted into the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame.  He is the author of four books, including the 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist "Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center" and "Nine Innings: The Anatomy of a Baseball Game." His most recent book, "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" was published by Scribner in May, 2010.