Frank Rich: Writer


Rich gives us one of the single legal-pad pages of impossibly dense notes (jokingly referred to as “hieroglyphics” by colleagues) he generated for every op-ed column he wrote during his tenure at The New York Times.


Frank Rich is a writer-at-large for New York magazine and an Executive Producer of the award-winning HBO series Veep. Rich served as an op-ed columnist at The New York Times from 1993 to 2011 and as chief theater critic for the paper from 1980 to 1993. His books include Ghost Light, Hot Seat: Theater Criticism for The New York Times, 1980–1993, and The Greatest Story Ever Sold. Rich received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in 2004 and a GLAAD Media Award in 2005. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, author Alex Witchel, who is a reporter for the New York Times.