Kifner, John William 1941-
KIFNER, John William 1941-
Born December 28, 1941, in Cornwall on Hudson, NY; son of Joseph Walter and Mary (Hogan) Kifner; married Margaret Lowrie Rogg (a journalist), July 17, 1982. Education: Williams College, B.A., 1963.
New York Times, New York, NY, copy boy, 1963-65, metropolitan reporter, 1965-69, national correspondent from Chicago, IL, 1969-71, 1972-73, national correspondent from Boston, MA, 1974-78, metropolitan reporter, 1978-79, foreign correspondent from Iran and Beirut, Lebanon, 1979-82, from Poland and Eastern Europe, 1982-84, from Beirut, 1984-85, and from Cairo, Egypt and the Middle East, beginning 1985-88, correspondent from New York, beginning 1988.
Sidney Hillman Foundation award, 1970; Page One Awards, Newspaper Guild, 1971, 1974; Nieman fellow at Harvard University, 1971-72; Michelle Clark Race Relations Reporting Award, Columbia University, 1974; George Polk Memorial Award, Department of Journalism, Long Island University, 1980; Lovejoy Award and LL.D., Colby College, 1988; Ernie Pyle Award, Scripps-Howard Newspapers, 1988.
Contributor to a book on Iran published by New York Times (New York, NY).
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
New Republic, August 25, 1986, "Selective Atrocities," p. 10.