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David Radoff Zimmerman, American Journalist, author. World Wildlife Fund research grantee, 1974, Fund for Investigative Journalism grantee, 1978, Council for Advancement of Science Writing grantee, 1980-1981; Knight fellow in specialized journalism, 1991, journalist fellow Marine Biological laboratories, 1994, University of Virginia Ethics in Genetics fellow, 1995-1996.


Zimmerman, David Radoff was born on August 10, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Leo M. and Sarah (Radoff) Zimmerman.


Student, University Chicago, 1950-1952;Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Brandeis U., 1955;postgraduate, U. Paris, 1955.


Editor Hyde Park Herald, Chicago, 1954. Copy boy New York Daily News, 1956-1957. Editorial assistant New York Post, 1957-1961.

Freelance editor, 1961-1962. Editor New York Academy Medicine, 1962-1963. Senior writer Medical World News, 1963-1969.

Medical columnist Ladies Home Journal, 1967-1980. Freelance author, since 1969. Science reporter Newsday, 1985-1986.

President The Probe Newsletter. Public Probe Newsletter. Teacher magazine writing City College of New York, 1972-1973.

Adjunct in science writing Columbia University Graduate School Journalism, 1983-1995. Instructor New School Social Research, 1994-1996.



Member American Society Journalists and Authors (president 1972-1974), National Association Science Writers (executive committee 1977-1982, treasurer 1982).


Married Veva Jeanne Hampton, October 12, 1966. Children: Jacob Ben, Tobias Eli.

Leo M. Zimmerman

Sarah (Radoff) Zimmerman

Veva Jeanne Hampton

Jacob Ben Zimmerman

Tobias Eli Zimmerman