Frank Rich

Columnist, The New York Times; Senior Writer, The New York Times Magazine
February 1, 1999 - 12:30pm
A Conversation with Frank Rich

About Frank Rich

Frank Rich has written columns for The New York Times op-ed page since January 1994. He also holds the position of senior writer for The New York Times Magazine. Prior to writing his column, “Journal,” he served as chief drama critic since 1980, the year he joined The New York Times. During the 1992 presidential campaign, Mr. Rich joined with The College Times’ Maureen Dowd to write a daily column covering the political conventions. They revived their daily column for Inauguration week in Washington in January 1993. Prior to his work with The New York Times, Rich was a film and television critic for The New York Post and senior editor of New Times magazine. He was also a founding editor of the Richmond (Va.) Mercury, a weekly newspaper in the early 1970’s. His articles on culture and politics have appeared in The New Republic, Esquire, and Washington Monthly. Rich has written several books about theater. His memoir is entitled “Ghost Light.”

Rich is a graduate of Washington, D.C. public schools. He earned a B.A. in American history and literature and magna cum laude honors from Harvard in 1971. At Harvard he was the editorial chairman of the The Harvard Crimson.