Jim Dwyer joined The New York Times as a metro columnist in 2013 after 17 years as a Times reporter, including four at The New York Daily News. He has covered city politics since 2002.
Jim worked at The Staten Island Advance and was assistant editor-in-chief of Pennsylvania State University’s newspaper, The Altoona Mirror. He earned a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University in media management.
Mass and Non-Major Stories: The Daily News and New York
Media: Syracuse Newhouse, Penn State, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans
New York City Politics: City Hall and Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Cross-Cutting Articles: City Hall; New York State; Politics in Latin America and Europe
Conservative/Regressive Images: Sen. Bernie Sanders; Planned Parenthood; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Trump
Diane Winston, Times Cities Group Editor
Jim is a thorough, thoughtful reporter who understands the concerns of his audience. He is a true believer in the power of journalism, and he has a talent for putting all the details into context.
Jim respects the truth and the deeper connection between his subject and his readers. He has a visceral sense of the great myths and misconceptions of modern life, whether they pertain to politics, religion, health care or the environment.
Jim is immensely popular with the whole City. He also has a special charm and friendliness that is irresistible to the endearingly single guy in his apartment.
In addition to good writing, Jim is a savvy cynic who also always has an even keel. He is curious about the world and people. He understands New York. He lives it, and he writes it for those who live it too. He is a New Yorker at heart.
Jim Dwyer is truly a New York institution.
— Michael, O’Grady and Roth