Michael Kinsley, the driving liberal light of his age, the man with all the right answers.
Michael Kinsley is a prominent journalist and political commentator. He was perhaps the most successful editors of The New Republic magazine. He was the host of CNN’s Crossfire and established Slate, the country’s first online magazine. He also filled in as the article page editorial manager for The Los Angeles Times and has also written for The Guardian and the New Yorker. He is also a regular ordinary contributor at the Time magazine.
The son of Lillian and George Kinsley, Michael Kinsley was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on the 9th of March, 1951.
Michael Kinsley Education Details
Kinsley graduated from the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and in 1972, he attended Harvard College.
During his time at Harvard, Kinsley served as the vice president of the university’s daily newspaper. He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Magdalen College, Oxford. Kinsley later returned to Harvard to study law.
Michael Kinsley Career Details
Kinsley has had a dynamic approach towards paper media as both a writer and an editor. He started working at The New Republic, where he became the editor-at-large, while he was in his third year at the law school. And in 1979, at age 28, he advanced to becoming an editor at the magazine and continued to write the magazine’s TRB column for most of the 1980s and 1990s, more than a decade as a conservative estimate.
Kinsley, since the 1980s, had been writing a weekly op-ed piece every so often for The Post, which continued to run him when the column’s ownership shifted in 2004 to the Times, with which the paper shares a news administration.
Kinsley’s first time introduction to the national television audience was as a William Buckley’s Firing Line moderator. In 1996, on Kinsley’s first day at the Slate with Microsoft, halfway between the old Time magazine and the Spectator. he was off-base about everything. But he stayed put and kept making efforts, repeated day-in and out until he achieved absolute excellence. The biggest lesson one can learn from his life.
In the early 80s, Kinsley served as managing editor of Washington Monthly, editor at Harper’s (for a year and a half in the early 1980s), and American editor of The Economist (a short-term, honorary position).
Michael Kinsley remained a columnist at Vanity Fair and also a contributing columnist at The Post. Kinsley has contributor to The New Yorker, columnist, and the leading editor of Slate and has served as the editor of The New Republic and Harper’s, the founding editor of The Washington, and also the editor of The Economist.
From 1989 to 1995, Kinsley appeared on CNN’s Crossfire, Representing the liberal situation in the broadcast political discussions, Kinsley consolidated a dry wit with a nerdy attitude and insightful skills.
Kinsley has been a remarkable participant in the traditional media’s improvement of online content. And has a net worth of an estimated $4 Million.
Subsequent to leaving Crossfire in 1995, Kinsley got back to his editorial roots, moving to Seattle to become the founding editor of Microsoft’s online journal, Slate. In 1999 he was granted the title of the Editor of the Year by the Columbia Journalism Review for his work at Slate.
After disclosing that he had Parkinson’s disease, Kinsley stepped down from Slate in 2002. He had the disease for about eight years before he made the news public with the revelation. Because of his illness, he went through deep brain stimulation, in order to reduce the symptoms.
From the April of 2004 to September of 2005, Kinsley worked at the Los Angeles Times as an editorial page editor. After that, he got back writing the weekly column for The Washington Post and Slate and also became a regular columnist for Time magazine, but in May 2009 he fell out with the magazine.
Kinsley served briefly as the editor of The Guardian, in 2006. In 2014, Michael Kinsley was named a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, and continued to write the new monthly column for the magazine.
Michael Kinsley Marriage Details
Kinsley as of now lives in Seattle, with his wife Patricia Q. Stonesifer, a long-standing top executive at Microsoft, who he married in 2002.