Scott Stossel

Editor, The Atlantic

Scott Stossel is editor of The Atlantic. He joined the magazine in 1992 when he helped launch The Atlantic Online, and in 1996 he moved to The American Prospect where he served as associate editor, executive editor, and culture editor. Author of the New York Times best-seller My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind and the award-winning Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, Stossel has taught in the American Studies Department at Trinity College. In 2014, he was awarded the Voices of Mental Health Award by the Jed Foundation and the Erik Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.

Videos/Audio of Scott Stossel

As we end the 15th year of what award-winning reporter Steven Brill, in feature to be published next month in The... See more
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