David Michael Carr (David Michael Carr)

David Michael Carr

Columnist and Author. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father was a clothing store owner. He went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota majoring in psychology and journalism. After graduation he went to work for the Twin Cities Reader in Minneapolis and the Washington City Paper in Washington D.C.. In 2002 he started his career with the New York Times as a business column writer. He then became a media writer for the Times. In 2008 he wrote a memoir called “The Night of the Gun” which chronicled his addiction to crack cocaine before moving to New York and the recovery from that addiction. Dean Baquet, The Times’s executive editor stated on the passing of Carr, Mr. Carr, “was the finest media reporter of his generation, a remarkable and funny man who was one of the leaders of our newsroom.” (bio by: Ricky Eade)


  • September, 08, 1956
  • USA


  • February, 02, 2015
  • USA


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