David Folkenflik Biography
David Folkenflik is a media personality serving as a reporter and media correspondent for National Public Radio based in New York City. He also appears regularly on the “Media Circus” segment on Talk of the Nation. He is a former co-host of On Point on NPR & WBUR’s.
He frequently lectures at college campuses and civic organizations across the country and often appears as a media analyst for television and radio programs in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia and Ireland.
David Folkenflik Age
He was born on September 15, 1969.
David Folkenflik Education
David graduated from Cornell University’s Department of History with a degree in History. While there he served as editor in chief of The Cornell Daily Sun; and was a member of the Quill and Dagger, Cornell’s senior honor society.
David Folkenflik Family
He is the son of Vivian Folkenflik and Robert Folkenflik of Laguna Beach, Calif. His mother is a lecturer in humanities at the University of California, Irvine. While his father is an Emeritus Professor of English at that university.
David Folkenflik Wife
David married his wife Jesse Baker in April 2010. She is an award-winning journalist and producer, she is also a co-founder of Magnificent Noise, a podcast production and creative consulting company. She began her career in public radio as a producer on major NPR news magazines including All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. She later created the popular NPR weekly trivia program Ask Me Another. Jesse also produced The Culture Gabfest while at Slate and worked for ESPN producing The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap.
David Folkenflik NPR
Folkenflik serves as media correspondent for NPR News based in New York City. He joined NPR in 2004. His stories and analyses are broadcast on the network’s newsmagazines, such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Here & Now, and are featured on NPR’s website and mobile platforms.
He has reported intently on the relationship between the press, politicians and the general public as well as the fight over the flow of information in the age of Trump. Folkenflik brought listeners the profile of a Las Vegas columnist who went bankrupt fending off a libel lawsuit from his newspaper’s new owner; conducted the first interview with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet after his appointment; and repeatedly broke news involving the troubled Tronc company, which owns some of the most important regional newspapers in the country.
In early 2018, Folkenflik’s exposé about the past workplace behavior of the CEO of the Los Angeles Times forced the executive’s immediate ouster from that job and helped inspire the sale of the newspaper.
Prior to joining NPR, he served at the Baltimore Sun for more than a decade where he covered higher education, national politics, and the media. He began his professional career at Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun. While in college he served as editor-in-chief at the Cornell Daily Sun.
David Folkenflik On Point
David is the former host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR, which he co-hosted along with Meghna Chakrabarti. He broadcasted from New York each Friday.
David Folkenflik Political Affiliation
Folkenflik has not made his political affiliation public.
David Folkenflik Book
Folkenflik is the author of Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires. He is also editor of Page One: Inside the New York Times and the Future of Journalism. His work has appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, Politico Magazine, Newsweek International, the National Post of Canada, and the Australian Financial Review.