Journalist & author

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About Mr. Petrow


Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times, essays on aging, health, and cancer, which often appear on the “Most Read” lists. He’s recently been named as an  Opinion Columnist for the USA TODAY Network. "Steven has long been an eloquent voice for civility in public discourse, and such a voice is needed now more than ever," Editorial Page Editor Bill Sternberg said in a release.

Steven's also a contributing writer to The Post and The Times. Previously he penned The Times’ "Civil Behavior" advice column and "Digital Dilemmas" for Parade magazine; his work has been published in Time, The Atlantic, Salon, the Daily Beast, the Los Angeles Times, and The Advocate. 

You’re likely to hear Steven when you turn on NPR’s “All Things Considered Weekend,” or one of your favorite  —  or least favorite  —  TV networks (MSNBC, PBS, CBS, Fox, and CNN). The most recent of his five books is Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners. Steven also served as the host and executive producer of "The Civilist," a podcast from Public Radio International and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC.

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