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English professor , journalist , writer

Eric Ross Alterman, American journalist, writer, English professor.


Alterman, Eric Ross was born on January 14, 1960 in Queens, New York, United States. Son of Carl J. and Ruth N. (Weitzman) Alterman.


Bachelor in History and Government, Cornell University, New York City, 1982. Master of Arts in International Relations, Yale University, New Haven, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in United States History, Stanford University, California, 1993.


Associate public policy Business Executives for National Security, Washington, 1983-1984. Washington correspondent Mother Jones magazine, Rolling Stone. Columnist 'The Liberal Media' The Nation, New York City, since 1995.

Commentator, web columnist Microsoft and National Broadcasting Company, 1996—2006. Professor English City University of New York Brooklyn College, 2004—2007, distinguished professor English & journalism, since 2007. Professor City University of New York Graduate School Journalism, since 2007.

History consultant Home Box Office Films, 2006—2009. Senior fellow World Policy Institute, New York City, 1985, Center American Progress, Washington, since 2003, Media Matters for America, 2006—2008. Columnist Moment Magazine, since 2008.



Married Patricia Ann Caplan, August 10, 1992 (divorced). 1 child Eve Rose.

Carl J. Alterman

Ruth N. (Weitzman) Alterman

Patricia Ann Caplan

Eve Rose Alterman