Jonathan Alter

Alter at the 2013 [[Texas Book Festival]]. Jonathan H. Alter (born October 6, 1957) is a liberal American journalist, best-selling author, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and television producer who was a columnist and senior editor for ''Newsweek'' magazine from 1983 until 2011. Alter has written several books about American presidents, most recently ''[https://jonathanalter.com/work/his-very-best-jimmy-carter-a-life/ His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life],'' published in 2020, the first independent biography of Carter. Alter is a contributing correspondent to NBC News, where since 1996 he has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC. In 2021, Alter launched a newsletter called [http://oldgoats.substack.com "Old Goats: Ruminating With Friends"], where he has conversations with accomplished people who share their wisdom and experience. In 2013 and 2014, Alter served as an executive producer on the Amazon Studios production ''Alpha House'', which starred John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy. In 2019, he co-produced and co-directed Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists," a documentary about the columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, which received the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Documentary.

Alter's other books are ''[https://jonathanalter.com/work/the-center-holds-obama-and-his-enemies/ The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies]'' (2013), ''[https://jonathanalter.com/work/the-promise-president-obama-year-one/ The Promise: President Obama, Year One]'' (2010), which went to number three on the New York Times Bestsellers List, ''[https://jonathanalter.com/work/between-the-lines-a-view-inside-american-politics-people-and-culture/ Between The Lines: A View Inside American Politics, People and Culture]'' (2008), and ''[https://jonathanalter.com/work/the-defining-moment-fdrs-hundred-days-and-the-triumph-of-hope/ The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope]'' (2006), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

A veteran of Chicago politics, Alter has known former President Barack Obama and his closest confidantes for as long as nearly any national columnist, having published the first national magazine cover story on Obama in ''Newsweek''s 2004 "Who's Next Issue."

Alter currently hosts a radio show with his children, [https://jonathanalter.com/work/alter-family-politics-on-siriusxm/ "Alter Family Politics]," as part of Andy Cohen's 24-hour network, Radio Andy, Channel 102 on [https://www.siriusxm.com Sirius XM] Provided by Wikipedia
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