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Ronald Steven Suskind, American journalist, writer. Recipient Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, 1995, Benjamin Fine award, National Association Secondary School Principals, 1995, National Writing award, Ball State University, 1995, Business Book of Year award, Forbes Magazine, 2004.


Suskind, Ronald Steven was born on November 20, 1959 in Kingston, New York, United States. Son of Walter Burton and Shirley Lila (Berman) Suskind.


Bachelor in Government and Foreign Affairs, University Virginia, 1981. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1983.


Northern Virginia field coordinator Charles Robb for Governor, Alexandria, Virginia, 1981. Campaign manager John Downey for United States Senate, New Haven, 1982. News assistant, interim reporter The New York Times, 1983—1985.

City/state reporter The St. Petersburg Times, Florida, 1985—1986. Senior editor Boston Business Magazine, 1987—1988, editor, 1988—1990. Staff reporter The Wall St. Journal, Boston, 1990—1993, senior national affairs writer Washington, 1993—2000, project reporter.

Controller New York Times Magazine, Esquire Magazine. Instructor advanced journalism Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987—1993. Commentator Station WBUR, Boston, 1989—1993.



Married Cornelia Kennedy, May 4, 1986. Children: Walter Kennedy, Harry Owen.

Walter Burton Suskind

Shirley Lila (Berman) Suskind

Cornelia Kennedy

Walter Kennedy Suskind

Harry Owen Suskind