Kurt Eichenwald Profile
Kurt Eichenwald is a well-known American journalist and the author of five books that have been bestsellers in The New York Times. One of his books, “The Informant,” which was published in 2000, was adapted into a movie in the year 2009.
In the beginning, he worked for The New York Times as a senior writer and investigative reporter for the business magazine Portfolio, which is published by Condé Nast. Later on in his career, Kurt worked for Vanity Fair as a contributing editor and for Newsweek as a senior writer.
Since 1986, he had been working for The New York Times, where he primarily covered topics related to Wall Street and corporations, such as insider trading, accounting scandals, and takeovers. However, he also wrote about a variety of other topics, such as terrorism, the controversy surrounding Bill Clinton’s pardon, federal health care policy, and sexual predators on the Internet.
Kurt Eichenwald Age
Kurt was born on June 28, 1961, in New York City, New York, U.S. He is 62 years old.
Kurt Eichenwald Spouse
Eichenwald is married to Theresa Pearse, an internist. They have three children: Adam, Ryan, and Sam.
Kurt Eichenwald Books
Serpent on the Rock (1995)
The Informant – 2000
Conspiracy of Fools (2005)
500 Days – 2012
A Mind Unraveled – 2018
Kurt Eichenwald A Mind Unraveled
A Mind Unraveled, the fifth book written by Eichenwald, was released by Random House in the year 2018. This book is Eichenwald’s narrative about the medical problems he faced as a young man that came dangerously close to taking his life.
Kurt Eichenwald The Informant
He released his second novel, titled The Informant, in the year 2000. The Informant was more of a non-fiction police procedural that depicted the inner workings of the FBI in depth, despite the fact that it was still classified as a business book. Following the success of the book, it was made into a full-length motion picture. In 2009, the movie, which was a bleak comedy and starred Matt Damon and was directed by Steven Soderbergh, was released in theaters.
Kurt Eichenwald Conspiracy Of Fools
The study that Eichenwald conducted into Enron resulted in the publication of his third and most successful book, Conspiracy of Fools (2005). In April of 2005, The New York Times included the book on their list of best-selling books. Random House described the book as “a riveting business thriller with more narrative twists than a John Grisham novel” in their promotional materials for the book. Warner Brothers has expressed interest in adapting it into a film, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. Despite this, the movie was never produced.
Kurt Eichenwald 500 Days
The year 2012 saw the release of his fourth novel, titled 500 Days. The book, which recounted the events that occurred in governments all around the world in the 500 days after the 9/11 attacks and was also a bestseller in The New York Times, It disclosed information regarding the American program of NSA eavesdropping, policy regarding the use of torture, the briefings given by the American government on the impending attacks prior to 9/11, and the information regarding debates held inside the British government.
Kurt Eichenwald New York Times
After working for CBS News’ Election and Survey Unit for a year, Eichenwald started working for The New York Times in 1985 as a news clerk for Hedrick Smith, who was the newspaper’s main Washington correspondent at the time. Eichenwald became Smith’s research assistant when Smith first started working on The Power Game, and he remained in that role until 1986 when he left to take a position as an associate editor at The National Journal in Washington.
During those years, he was a frequent contributor to the op-ed page of The New York Times, writing amusing pieces about political matters. These pieces were published on a regular basis.
Later on in the year 1986, Eichenwald worked for The New York Times once again, this time as a news clerk for the national desk in New York. He also took part in the newspaper’s writing program for budding journalists. By 1988, he had been given the position of Wall Street reporter at The New York Times.
Kurt Eichenwald Dallas
Both St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas and Swarthmore College awarded him a diploma upon completion of their respective programs. During his time at Swarthmore, he participated in a number of extracurricular activities, one of which was helping to establish the a cappella vocal octet known as Sixteen Feet.
Kurt Eichenwald Political Affiliation
In December of 2016, host Tucker Carlson questioned Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald about the “partisan shift” that Carlson claimed Eichenwald had undergone over the course of the preceding few months.
“Are you of the opinion that you are engaging in journalistic practices?” Carlson had inquired.
After laughing, Kurt made the following remark: “When did you finally quit punching and kicking your wife? What exactly are you referring to?”
After laughing, Eichenwald made the following remark: “When did you finally quit punching and kicking your wife? What exactly are you referring to?”
Carlson provided Eichenwald with a paraphrased list of tweets in which Eichenwald made disparaging comments against President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers.
He responded by stating, “That strikes me as rather partisan.”
Carlson was accused of extracting “a couple of phrases here and there” by Eichenwald, who then dared him to read the texts in their entirety. Carlson accepted the challenge. When Carlson made several attempts to do so, the writer at Newsweek continually cut him off.
Kurt Eichenwald Vanity Fair
In 2012, Kurt accepted a position as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he was responsible for writing business articles for the magazine as well as an online blog that focused on politics and the government. In 2013, he began working for Newsweek in addition to maintaining his position as a senior writer at Vanity Fair.
Kurt Eichenwald Net Worth
Kurt has an estimated Net Worth of $1.4 Million.