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Richard Pollak, American Writer, editors Poynter fellow Yale University, 1977. Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1959. Member Authors Guild.

Background

Pollak, Richard was born on April 5, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert and Janet (Spitzer) Pollak.

Education

Student, Knox College, 1952-1954;Bachelor of Arts English, Amherst College, 1957.

Career

Reporter, Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram & Gazette, 1957;political reporter, Evening Sun, Baltimore, 1959-1964;associate editor, Newsweek, New York City, 1964-1967;assistant editor, Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1967-1968;freelance writer, New York City, 1968-1971;co-founder, editor, More magazine, New York City, 1971-1976;literature editor, The Nation, 1980-1981;executive editor, The Nation, 1988-1989;editor-at-large, 1989-1995;contributing editor, since 1998. Teacher Yale University, spring 1977, New York University, fall 1977, 82-86. Consultant Ford Foundation,1970-1972.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1959. Member Authors Guild.

Connections

Son of Robert and Janet (Spitzer) P. M. Merle Ann Winer, March 26, 1961 (divorced 1979). 1 daughter, Amanda.; m.

Diane Walsh, March 6, 1982.

father:
Robert Pollak

mother:
Janet (Spitzer) Pollak

spouses:
Merle Ann Winer

Diane Walsh