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Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg

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Biography

Jonah Jacob Goldberg (born March 21, 1969) is an American conservative syndicated columnist, author, political analyst, and commentator. The founding editor of National Review Online, from 1998 until 2019 he was an editor at National Review, and holds a fellowship at the National Review Institute. Goldberg writes a weekly column about politics and culture for the Los Angeles Times, and a national semiweekly column syndicated in over 100 newspapers by the Tribune Content Agency. In October 2019, Goldberg became founding editor of the online opinion and news publication The Dispatch. He is the host of the podcast The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg. Goldberg is the author of Liberal Fascism, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller shortly after its release in January 2008; The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, released in 2012; and Suicide of the West, which was published in April 2018 and also became a New York Times bestseller, reaching #5 on the list the following month. He has been a consistent critic of Donald J. Trump since before the election of 2016 and during Trump's presidency.Goldberg is also a regular contributor on news networks such as CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, appearing on various television programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Your World with Neil Cavuto, the Glenn Beck Program, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Goldberg is an occasional guest on a number of Fox News shows such as The Five, The Greg Gutfeld Show, and Outnumbered. He is also a frequent panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier. From 2006 to 2010, Goldberg was a frequent participant on bloggingheads.tv. Goldberg also makes an appearance in Dinesh D'Souza's 2016 film Hillary's America.

Personal Life

Goldberg is married to Jessica Gavora, chief speechwriter and former senior policy adviser to former Attorney General John Ashcroft. Their first dog, Cosmo (previously known as Snowball), adopted from the Washington D.C. shelter in 1999, enjoyed years of fame as one of the first avatar dogs on a prominent website, and much of Goldberg's early web output was devoted to explaining why Cosmo was important to him and to his family. They have one daughter. He lives in the Palisades, Washington, D.C. neighborhood.Goldberg's brother, Joshua, died in 2011 from a fall. Goldberg's father, Sidney, died in 2005, and is survived by his mother, Lucianne.

Early Life

Goldberg was born on the Upper West Side of New York City's Manhattan borough to Lucianne Goldberg (Nee Steinberger), a literary agent, and Sidney Goldberg, who died in 2005, an editor and media executive. In speaking about his upbringing, Goldberg has said that his mother is an Episcopalian and that his father was Jewish and that he was raised Jewish. After graduating high school in 1987, Goldberg left New York City to attend Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, from which he earned his bachelor's in 1991, majoring in political science. Goldberg's class at Goucher, which was a women's college until 1986, was the second to admit men. While at Goucher, Goldberg was active in student politics and served as the co-editor of the school newspaper, The Quindecim, for two years. Goldberg and Andreas Benno Kollegger were the first men to run the paper. He later interned for Scripps Howard News Service, United Press International, and other news organizations. He also worked for Delilah Communications, a publishing house in New York.

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