Tom Junod

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Tom Junod (born 1958) is an American journalist. He is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the most important award in magazine writing.[1]

Junod worked as a writer for Esquire magazine beginning in 1997. He also worked for Atlanta magazine, Life, Sports Illustrated. Junod has published award-winning American magazine pieces, including The Abortionist, The Rapist Says He's Sorry,[2] The Falling Man[3] and a 2001 piece on R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe that humorously used fictionalized information about its subject.[4]

Junod is also known for his Esquire profile on Fred Rogers, which Junod said it changed his perspective on life after his encounter with Rogers.[5] The event is the purpose of the 2019 biographical drama A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.[5]

Junod also appeared in the Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Peter Carlson (26 June 2007). "Bringing Out the Worst In Celebrity Coverage?". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
  3. Junod, Tom (2003). "The Falling Man". Esquire Magazine.
  4. "Writer Comes Clean On Fake Stipe Profile". Billboard. May 25, 2001. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Emmy-Winning Sound Mixer Dies After Fall on Set of Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers Biopic". Variety. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  6. "Mr. Rogers doc 'Wont You Be My Neighbor?' feels right for our less-than-neighborly times". CNN. June 8, 2018.