Michael Roston on Muck Rack

Michael Roston

Gramercy Park, New York
Senior Staff Editor — The New York Times

Senior staff editor for Science, The New York Times. Star of the second screen.

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I went to the same high school as Michelle Obama and the same university as James E. Hansen. My graduate school unfortunately attracts friends shared by Bashar al-Assad and Barbara Walters. I worked for a thinktank that had the best acronym in Washington, D.C. I watched the ship go down with Jim ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an intern for James Ridgeway at the Village Voice.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I learned to type on a typewriter.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Good flacks get to know the people they're pitching to. Most of you aren't good.