Jon Meacham Biography


Jon Meacham

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Birth Name: Jon Meacham
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Birth Country: United States
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The former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, Jon Meacham is a writer, journalist and an editor from United States. He is best known for being an executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. He is also known for being an author of the books like The Art of Power, The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush and many more. Tall and handsome, Jon Meacham was born as Jon Ellis Meacham at the end of 1960s in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America to Jere Ellis Meacham and Linda McBrayer Meacham. His mother was an executive.

Jon has been married to his lovely wife Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham since a long time. Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham is a former executive director of the Harlem Day Charter School. As a married couple, they welcomed three children together. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

Jon was educated at St. Nicholas School and the McCallie School. After his high school, he got enrolled at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a major in English Literature. He finally earned his summa cum laude from there in 1991. In January 1995, he was hired by Newsweek. Initially he was hired as a writer and few months later, he was named the national affairs editor. At the end of 1998, he became the managing editor. After serving as the managing editor of Newsweek for about eight years, he was named the editor-in-chief in September 2006. After working in Newsweek for about one and half decade, he announced his departure from there in August 2010. Besides Newsweek, he also worked as a reviewer at The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post and many more. There also wrote several essays. In 2001, he edited an article Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement. He is also a great writer. In 2012, he published a book titled The Art of Power. A biography of Andrew Jackson titled American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House was published by him in 2008. His net worth is unknown. He is now aged 47 years old.

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Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

1969 20th of May

Tall and handsome, Jon Meacham was born as Jon Ellis Meacham at the end of 1960s in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America to Jere Ellis Meacham and Linda McBrayer Meacham. His mother was an executive. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

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Graduated from University of the South

1991

Jon was educated at St. Nicholas School and the McCallie School. After his high school, he got enrolled at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a major in English Literature. He finally earned his summa cum laude from there in 1991.

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Joined Newsweek

1995 of January

He has been pursuing his professional career since the mid 1990s. In January 1995, he was hired by Newsweek. Initially he was hired as a writer and few months later, he was named the national affairs editor.

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Was named managing editor

1998 of November

Jon Meacham is a writer and an editor from United States. At the end of 1998, he became the managing editor. After serving as the managing editor of Newsweek for about eight years, he was named the editor-in-chief in September 2006.

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Edited an article, Voices in Our Blood

2001

He is a renowned editor from United States. In 2001, he edited an article Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement. He is also known for being an editor of American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote and His Classic.

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Received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

2005

In 2005, he was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. He received this honor from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. He also has five other honorary doctorates. He has also once been awarded with Meacham the Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Prize. 

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Departed from Newsweek

2010 of August

After working in Newsweek for about one and half decade, he announced his departure from there in August 2010. Besides Newsweek, he also worked as a reviewer at The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post and many more. There also wrote several essays.

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Co hosted the show, Need to Know on PBS

2010 of May

Besides being known as a writer and an editor, he is also famous for being a TV personality. From May 2010, he began co hosting the show Need to Know on PBS with Alison Stewart. He hosted this show till April 2011. 

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Published a book, The Art of Power

2012

He is also a great writer. In 2012, he published a book titled The Art of Power. A biography of Andrew Jackson titled American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House was published by him in 2008. In 2015, he wrote Destiny and Power. 

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