Douthat on Bloggingheads.tv
|Born||Ross Gregory Douthat|
November 28, 1979
San Francisco, California, US
|Residence||New Haven, Connecticut, US|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Home town||New Haven, Connecticut, US|
Abigail Tucker (m. 2007)
Douthat was born on November 28, 1979, in San Francisco, California, and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. As an adolescent, Douthat converted to Pentecostalism and then, with the rest of his family, to Catholicism.
His mother, Patricia Snow, is a writer. His great-grandfather was Governor Charles Wilbert Snow of Connecticut. His father, Charles Douthat, is a partner in a New Haven law firm and poet. In 2007, Douthat married Abigail Tucker, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun and a writer for Smithsonian. He and his family live in New Haven, Connecticut.
Douthat attended Hamden Hall, a private high school in Hamden, Connecticut. Douthat graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2002, where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While there he contributed to The Harvard Crimson and edited The Harvard Salient.
Douthat is a regular blogger and columnist for The New York Times. In April 2009, he became the youngest regular op-ed writer in The New York Times after replacing Bill Kristol as a conservative voice on the Times editorial page.
Before joining The New York Times, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic. His published books are Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012), Grand New Party (2008) with Reihan Salam, and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005). He frequently appeared on the video debate site Bloggingheads.tv until 2012.