Sam Dolnick NYT, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Kids, Net Worth

Sam Dolnick Biography

Sam Dolnick is an award-winning American journalist and deputy managing editor for The New York Times. He is also a film and television producer known for his work in The Daily 360, NYT Audio, NYT VR, and The Daily podcast.

How old is Sam Dolnick? – Age

Sam is 75 years old as of 2024. He was born on July 9, 1949, in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he also grew up.

How tall is Sam Dolnick – Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Brother – Family

Dolnick was born and raised by his loving parents; Edward Dolnick and Lynn Iphigene Golden. His mother worked as the director of The New York Times and the Smithsonian Zoo while his father worked as a novelist. He grew up with his brother, Ben Dolnick, who is also a novelist.

Sam Dolnick Education

The NYT editor enrolled at Georgetown Day School where he studied, graduated, and played basketball. Afterward, he joined Columbia University where he received his undergraduate degree.

Is Sam Dolnick Married? – Wife

Dolnick has been married to his beautiful wife, Heidi Shrager, for quite a long time now. She is also a journalist whose work mainly specializes in reporting. However, the couple has not disclosed whether they have any children or not.

NYT Editor Sam Dolnick Photo
NYT Editor Sam Dolnick Photo

Sam Dolnick Career

Sam is a vastly recognized journalist and deputy managing editor who helped launch The Weekly documentary series. Likewise, he is a film and television producer who launched The Daily podcast. Previously, he served as an overseer of the Times’ audiovisual work.

Most noteworthy, he was voted a member of the Pulitzer Center board. He has also worked for the Associated Press as a foreign correspondent in Delhi. Afterward, he joined The New York Times where he served as their metro reporter in 2009.

Furthermore, he led an investigative report covering New Jersey’s privatized halfway houses. As a result, he was named the winner of the 2012 Worth Bingham Prize. He did his internship at The Staten Island Advance and The Village Voice for Wayne Barrett.

Net Worth

Dolnick has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx).


  • Worth Bingham Prize
  • George Polk Award
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