Frank Rich received his AB from Harvard College in 1971. He has written about culture and politics for many other publications and was on the staffs of Time, the New York Post, and New Times magazine after starting his career as a founding editor of The Richmond Mercury, a weekly newspaper, in the early 1970s.
He is the author of The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina; Ghost Light, a childhood memoir; Hot Seat: Theater Criticism for The New York Times, 1980–1993; and The Theatre Art of Boris Aronson, coauthored with Lisa Aronson.
A native of Washington, D.C., he lives in Manhattan with his wife, the author Alex Witchel, who is a reporter for The New York Times.
He became a New York Times Op-Ed columnist in 1994 after serving for thirteen years as the newspaper’s chief drama critic.