KURTZ, Howard. American, b. 1953. Genres: Social commentary. Career: Bergen Record, Hackensack, NJ, reporter, 1975-76; Washington Star, Washington, DC, reporter, 1978-81; Washington Post, Washington, DC, reporter, 1981-. Guest on television programs. Publications: Media Circus, 1993; Hot Air, 1996; Spin Cycle, 1998; The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street's Game of Money, Media, and Manipulation, 2000. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071, U.S.A.