David Brooks

Senior Editor, Weekly Standard; Contributing Editor, Newsweek; Commentator, NPR
November 8, 2001 - 12:00pm

About David Brooks

David Brooks holds many positions in the world of journalism. He is the senior editor at The Weekly Standard, contributing editor at Newsweek, commentator on NPR, and a regular on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Brooks previously worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years.

His posts include op-ed editor; European correspondent for the editorial page, responsible for covering Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, and European affairs; editor of the book review section, and movie critic. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times,Forbes, The Washington Post, and National Review.

Brooks is a 1983 graduate of the University of Chicago and has recently written a book, “Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There,” which is a social commentary on the bourgeois bohemians (Bobos).