John Tierney is an American journalist who spent three decades as a writer and columnist for the New York Times. Learn more about him in the article below:
John Tierney Wiki-Bio
John Tierney was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America on March 25, 1953. As of 2022, he is 69-years-old. He is an average-sized guy. John is 5 feet and 8 inches tall (approx. 1.72 m).
There is not much information about Tierney’s parents and siblings. He grew up in the Midwest, South America and Pittsburgh. Currently, he is based in New York City, New York.
As for education, the former New York Times columnist completed high school at Central Catholic High School in 1971. After that, he joined Yale University and graduated in 1975 with a degree in American Studies.
Tierney is a critic of the “science establishment”, and “big government” but advocates for limiting emissions of carbon dioxide. Also, he identifies himself as a libertarian.
John Tierney’s Wife is Helen Fisher
John Tierney is currently married to renowned anthropologist and author Helen Fisher. The couple tied the knot in 2020. It is not clear when the couple started dating. Nonetheless, as of now, the pair is enjoying happy married life.
Before Fisher, John Tierney was married to Dana Tierney, a former freelancer at The New York Times Magazine. The former couple shares a son named Luke John Tierney. It seems like Tierney, and his ex-wife separated on friendly terms. The ex-couple are friends on Facebook.
John Tierney’s Career & Net Worth
John Tierney’s net worth is estimated to be above $37 million in 2022. His major sources of income are books and journalism.
John started his journalism career in 1980 with Bergen Record in New Jersey. After that, he began to write for magazines and worked with Atlantic Monthly, Discover, Esquire, Health, National Geographic Traveler, New York, Newsweek, Outside, and Rolling Stone, to name a few. In 1990, he joined New York Times and worked there till his retirement in October 2016.
During his time at NYT, he was most known for his column TierneyLab blog and a science column Findings. Also, the veteran columnist is known for his writings in conservative media outlet City Journal. Furthermore, he is the author of books such as God Is My Broker, The Best-Case Scenario Handbook: A Parody, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength and The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It.
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