Columnist focusing on economics Education: Harvard College, BA in political science
Robert J. Samuelson writes a twice-weekly economics column. Both appear online, and one usually runs in The Washington Post in print on Mondays. He was a columnist for Newsweek magazine from 1984 to 2011. He began his journalism career as a reporter on The Post business desk, from 1969 to 1973. From 1973 to 1976, he was a freelance writer. He was an economics reporter and columnist for National Journal magazine from 1976 to 1984 — when he joined Newsweek. He grew up in White Plains, N.Y., and attended Harvard College. He lives in Bethesda with his wife, Judith Herr. They have three grown children.
Honors & Awards:
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for commentary, 1998
Books by Robert J. Samuelson:
The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995