David Remnick was named editor of The New Yorker in July 1998. He had been a staff writer at the magazine since September 1992, and has written over a hundred pieces for the magazine. His subjects have included such people as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Shimon Peres, Ralph Ellison, Katharine Graham, Pope John Paul II, Michael Jordan, and Al Gore.
Remnick joined The New Yorker after 10 years at The Washington Post. He began his reporting career as a staff writer at the Post in 1982, where over the years he covered stories for the Metro, Sports, and Style sections. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Washington Post Moscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his 1993 book on the former Soviet Union, Lenin’s Tomb. In April 1994,