David E. Sanger Wiki – David E. Sanger Biography
David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. He has been writing for the Times for 30 years covering foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, and the presidency. He has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has been awarded numerous honors for national security and foreign policy coverage. He is the author of three books: Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Crown, June 2012); The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (Harmony, 2009), which was a best-seller; and The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (Crown, 2018).
After joining the Times in 1982, he began specializing in the confluence of economic and foreign policy. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, he wrote extensively about how issues of national wealth and competitiveness came to redefine the relationships between the United States and its major allies. He was a correspondent and then bureau chief in Tokyo for six years, traveling widely in Asia. He wrote some of the first pieces describing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the rise and fall of Japan as one of the world’s economic powerhouses, and China’s emerging role. He returned to Washington in 1994, took up the position of Chief Washington Economic Correspondent, and covered a series of global economic upheavals, from Mexico to the Asian economic crisis. He was named a senior writer in March 1999, and White House correspondent later that year. He was named Chief Washington Correspondent in October 2006. In 1986 Sanger played a major role in the team that investigated the causes of the space shuttle Challenger disaster. The team revealed the design flaws and bureaucratic troubles that contributed to the disaster and won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. After ten years, he was a member of another Pulitzer-winning team that wrote about the Clinton administration’s struggles to control exports to China.
In 2004, he was awarded the Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting for his coverage of the Iraq and Korea crises. He also won the Aldo Beckman prize for coverage of the presidency. In both 2003 and 2007, he was awarded the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for coverage of national security strategy. He also shared the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ top award for deadline writing in 2004, for team coverage of the Columbia disaster. In 2007, The New York Times received the DuPont Award from the Columbia Journalism School for Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?, a documentary featuring him and colleague William J. Broad, and their investigation into the A.Q. Khan nuclear proliferation network. Their revelations in the Times about the network became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, he was among a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for International Reporting for their coverage of the Japanese tsunami and nuclear disaster. In 2012, he broke the story that President Obama early in his presidency had secretly commissioned the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear facilities; his reporting was depicted in the 2016 documentary film Zero Days. He is also an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he is also the first National Security and the Press fellow at the school’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group.
He graduated from White Plains Senior High School in 1978. There, he was editor of The Orange, the student newspaper. He graduated magna cum laude in government from Harvard College in 1982.
David E. Sanger Age
He was born on July 5 1960 in White Plains, New York, United States.
David E. Sanger Wife
He is married to his wife, Sherill Ann Leonard. They got married in 1987 in a non-denominational ceremony in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. She is a law clerk.
David E. Sanger Children
He has two sons, Andrew Sanger and Ned Sanger.
David E. Sanger Family
His parents are Joan S. and Kenneth E. Sanger. His paternal grandfather was Elliott Sanger, a co-founder of WQXR-FM, the radio station of The New York Times; and his paternal grandmother was Eleanor Naumburg Sanger, who served as program director of WQXR. He has one sister, Ellin Gail Sanger Agress.
David E. Sanger Twitter
David E. Sanger’s Twitter account is @SangerNYT. His Twitter bio reads, “National Security Corresp., New York Times. CNN contrib. Author of “Confront and Conceal,” “The Inheritance,” and “The Perfect Weapon.”