Exec. Editor of 'The New Yorker' Will Speak

Photograph: Hendrik Hertzberg.

Hendrik Hertzberg, executive editor of The New Yorker, will speak from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Oct. 17 at the Delacorte Evening Lectures.

Hertzberg, 51, has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since 1992, when he rejoined the magazine after an absence of 15 years. From 1969 to 1977, as a New Yorker staff writer, he wrote on subjects ranging from baseball to politics. In his current post, his varied duties include overseeing the magazine's political reporting; the opening editorial essay, "Comment" and the selection of weekly cartoons.

Prior to his return to The New Yorker, Hertzberg worked for The New Republic for 12 years, including two stints as its editor -- from 1981 to 1985, and again from 1989 to 1991. During his second stint, The New Republic was nominated seven times for the National Magazine Award, and won the prize three times, including twice for General Excellence.

He covered the 1988 Presidential campaign for The New Republic, and also wrote extensively about the campaigns of '84 and '92.

Hertzberg served on the White House staff during the Carter Administration and was President Carter's chief speechwriter from 1979 to 1981.

Early in his career, Hertzberg worked as a San Francisco correspondent for Newsweek. He was twice a fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1969.

Hertzberg was born in New York City and educated in the public schools of Rockland County. He was graduated from Harvard in 1965.

Columbia University Record -- October 13, 1995 -- Vol. 21, No. 6