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Ethnicity
  
Jewish

Name
  
David Plotz

Alma mater
  
Harvard University

Role
  
Journalist


Occupation
  
Writer, journalist

Spouse
  
Hanna Rosin

Children
  
3

Education
  
Harvard University

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Born
  
January 31, 1970 (age 54) (
1970-01-31
)
United States

Books
  
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank

Similar People
  
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, Hanna Rosin

Profiles

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David Plotz (born January 31, 1970) is an American journalist and is currently the CEO of Atlas Obscura, an online magazine devoted to discovery and exploration. A writer with Slate since its inception in 1996, Plotz was the online magazine's editor from June 2008 until July 2014, succeeding Jacob Weisberg.

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Early life and career

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David Plotz grew up in Washington, D.C., the child of Dr. Judith Plotz, an English professor at The George Washington University, and Dr. Paul Plotz, researcher at the National Institutes of Health. He attended Lafayette Elementary School and the St. Albans School.

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In 1992, Plotz graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. degree.

Career

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Plotz worked as a paralegal for the Department of Justice. He switched to journalism and served as a writer and senior editor for the Washington City Paper. He joined Slate when it launched in 1996.

Work

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Plotz has also written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, New Republic, Washington Post, and GQ. He won the National Press Club's Hume Award for Political Reporting in 2000, was a National Magazine Award finalist, for a Harper's article about South Carolina's gambling industry and won an Online Journalism Award for a Slate piece on Enron. He also appears on the weekly Slate Political Gabfest podcast with John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon.

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He is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank (2005) about the Repository for Germinal Choice, and Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned when I Read Every Single Word of the Bible (2009), based on his "Blogging the Bible" series from Slate.com.

Personal life

He is married to Hanna Rosin, a former reporter for The Washington Post and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. They live in Washington, D.C., with their three children. Plotz is Jewish.

Published works

  • Plotz, David (2006). The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank. Random House Trade Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0812970524. 
  • Plotz, David (2010). Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible. Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0061374258. 
  • References

    David Plotz Wikipedia