Born on May 20, 1969, in Tennessee, US, Jon Ellis Meacham is a journalist, editor, and writer. His mother is Linda McBrayer Meacham, who is an executive and father Jere Ellis Meacham. He completed his schooling at The McCallie School and St. Nicholas School. In 1991, he graduated with a summa cum laude degree from the South Sewanee University in English Literature. He chose to Phi Beta Kappa and was salutatorian.
He married Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham, who is a previous official executive of the Harlem Day Charter School. He has three children. He wedded Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham, who worked in the Harlem Day Charter School as a former executive chairwoman. Meacham worked for 15 years at an American weekly magazine Newsweek, starting as an essayist in 1995, at that point filling in as editorial manager and a national issues editor.
In 2001, he altered an article named Voices in Our Blood. He is likewise known for being an editorial manager on Shelby Foote and His Classic of American Homer: Reflections. He received a privileged Doctor of Humane Letters in 2005. He got this respect at Yale University from the Berkeley Divinity School.
He likewise has five other privileged doctorates. He has additionally once honored with the Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Prize, the prestigious award.In 2006, he turned into an editor. In August of 2010, after the magazine sold to Sidney Harman by the Washington Post Company, arts philanthropist, and the 92-year-old sound industry pioneer, Meacham quitted the magazine.
Other than Newsweek, he additionally functioned as an analyst at The New York Times newspaper, The New York Times Book Review, a weekly paper-magazine, The Washington Post and some more. There likewise composed various papers. Other than being known as an editor and an author, he is likewise well-known for being a TV character. From May of 2010, he started co-facilitating the show Need to Know with Alison Stewart on PBS.
He hosted this program until April 2011.In 2012, he distributed a book titled The Art of Power. The work named American Lion, a biography of Andrew Jackson distributed in 2008. In 2009, he received Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography or Biography for the book. He composed Destiny and Power in 2015.
Gina Centrello, the president, and distributor announced that Meacham would join the Random House Publishing Group as an executive VP and editorial manager. Meacham's essential duties will incorporate securing and altering nonfiction books, focusing on history, religion, and account, subjects that he has investigated finally in this particular work.Meacham as an individual from the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Society of American Historians, visiting educator at The University of the South and Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The New York Times Book Review and contributing editorial manager of Time.
Meacham is likewise a standard visitor on "Charlie Rose," "Morning Joe," and different programs. Meacham wrote the biography of President. The daily newspaper name Washington Post titled it among ten best books of that year and a standout amongst other works of the same year by Time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, National Public Radio and The New York Times Book Review magazine.
The Plutarch Committee of BIO, the Biographers International Organization, appreciated the book Destiny and Power for magnificence in "Governmental issues and Leadership" in 2015.He is also a frequent benefactor specialist on numerous CNN programs, for example, the Anderson Cooper 360 and Don Lemon Tonight. Meacham got a privileged degree from Dickinson College in Journalism.