David Brooks became an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic, and is currently a regular commentator on the “PBS NewsHour.”
Brooks is the author of Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement and, most recently, The Road to Character. He has contributed many publications, including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Forbes and The New Republic. He joined The Weekly Standard at its inception in September 1995, having worked at The Wall Street Journal for the previous nine years. His last post at the Journal was as op-ed editor. Prior to that, he was posted in Brussels, covering Russia, the Middle East, South Africa and European affairs.
A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a frequent commentator on NPR, “The Diane Rehm Show” and “Meet the Press,” Brooks served as editor of the 1996 anthology Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Chicago.