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Joe Klein, journalist, columnist, writer. Recipient Peter Kihss award, 1989, National Headliner award, 1994. Member of Council Foreign Relations.


Klein, Joe was born on September 7, 1946.


Degree in American Civilization, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


Reporter Station WGBH-television, Boston, 1972. News editor The Real Paper, 1972—1974. Contributing editor Rolling Stone magazine, 1975—1980, Washington bureau chief, 1975—1977.

Political columnist New York magazine, 1987—1992. Consultant, commentator Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1992—1996. Columnist Newsweek magazine.

Washington correspondent The New Yorker, 1996—2003. Columnist TIME magazine, since 2003.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Woody Gutherie: A Life, 1980, Paycheck: Five Marines Aftern Vietnam, 1984, Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, 1996, The Running Mate, 2000, The Natural: Bill Clinton's Misunderstood Presidency, 2002, Politics Lost: A Novel of Politics, 2006. Contributor articles to The New Republic, New York Times, Washington Post, LIFE, Rolling Stone.


Member of Council Foreign Relations.


Married; 4 children.