We are delighted to announce that John Podhoretz has been named to succeed Neal
Kozodoy in the position of COMMENTARY’s Editor as of January 1, 2009.
Mr. Podhoretz will join the COMMENTARY staff this November. In the interim role of Editorial Director, he will assume particular responsibility for the development and expansion of our online editorial activities. Our blog, inaugurated less than a year ago, has become an important daily source of thought and opinion for readers around the world, and online operations will play an increasingly significant role in COMMENTARY’s growth.
Mr. Podhoretz, who upon his accession in January 2009 will become the fourth Editor in COMMENTARY’s six-decade history, brings long and varied experience as an editor, columnist, writer, and blogger. He has held executive positions at several publications, including the Weekly Standard, which he co-founded, Insight, and the New York Post. The author of three books about presidential politics, he is the lead political columnist of the New York Post, has served as the regular film critic of the Weekly Standard since its inception, and is a daily contributor to “The Corner,” National Review’s group blog. He was a regular on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and is now a frequent on-screen contributor to the Fox News Channel. In government, he was a speechwriter to Ronald Reagan in 1988.
Mr. Podhoretz, forty-six, lives in New York with his wife and two daughters. He is the son of Norman and Midge Podhoretz.
Following the January 2009 transition in COMMENTARY’s editorship, Neal Kozodoy, who has been with the magazine since 1966 and has served as its Editor since 1995, and as President of Commentary, Inc. since the beginning of this year, will continue his active association in a consulting role.
We welcome John Podhoretz warmly to the COMMENTARY team.