Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times and was previously associate managing editor responsible for the paper's Sunday editions. Kristof graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in three years and later won first-class honors in his study of law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei before joining The New York Times in 1984 covering economics. He later served as a business correspondent based in Los Angeles and bureau chief for Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. In 2000, he covered the U.S. presidential campaign focusing on then-Governor George W. Bush, and is the author of the chapter on Mr. Bush in the reference book The Presidents. In 1990 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, also a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof has also won the George Polk Award, an Overseas Press Club award, a Michael Kelly award, and an Online News Association award. He and his wife are authors of China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia.