Von Drehle previously served as an editor-at-large for Time Magazine where he wrote more than 50 cover stories on topics ranging from John Roberts to Michael Jackson, health care to hunting, Isis to same-sex marriage. He was early to grasp the Donald Trump phenomenon and the candidate’s appeal, writing a January 2016 cover story on “How Trump Won.” Von Drehle won the 2015 Deadline Club award for best magazine feature writing, for an examination of the meaning of forgiveness in light of the Charleston church massacre, and is the author of four non-fiction books, including Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year and Triangle: The Fire That Changed America. He previously worked at The Post from 1991 until 2006, serving as New York City bureau chief, national politics writer, Arts Editor, Assistant Managing Editor in charge of the Style Section, and senior writer. Von Drehle worked at the Miami Herald before joining The Post in 1991.
A native Coloradan, Von Drehle graduated from the University of Denver and Oxford University. He and his wife, Karen Ball, live in a suburb of Kansas City, Mo. with their four children.
Von Drehle will join The Post in August.