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Kate Zernike (born December 8, 1968 in Stamford, Connecticut). is a national correspondent for The New York Times, where she has been since April 2000, covering education, criminal justice, Congress, and national elections, and where she covered Hurricane Katrina. She was previously a reporter at The Boston Globe (1995-2000), where she was responsible for covering education and special projects. She is the author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America (2010), on the Tea Party movement. Marjorie Kehe of The Christian Science Monitor remarked in 2010 that it was likely that "no other journalist in the United States has devoted as much time to covering the tea party movement".
Early life and educationEdit
Zernike was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the daughter of Barbara (née Backus) and Frits Zernike Jr. Her father was a physicist who emigrated from Groningen, the Netherlands in 1956; and her mother owned the St. Clair Ice Cream Company. Her paternal grandfather, Frits Zernike, was a Dutch physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1953. She has two brothers, Frits Zernike III and Harry Zernike.
Zernike is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she obtained her B.A. in history and English in 1990. She later graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, receiving a master's in journalism in 1992.
Zernike began her career in journalism at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts where she worked from 1992 to 1995. She then worked as a reporter at The Boston Globe from 1995 to 2000, where she was responsible for covering education and special projects.
Zernike became a national correspondent for The New York Times in April 2000, where she covers education, criminal justice, Congress, and national elections, and where she covered Hurricane Katrina.[third-party source needed]
Honors and awardsEdit
In 2005, she married Dr. Jonathan D. Schwartz in a ceremony presided over by a leader from the a New York Society for Ethical Culture. Zernike lives in Montclair, NJ with her family. She has two sons with her husband, Frits and Nicolaas Schwartz.
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- Kehe, Marjorie (October 21, 2010). "Kate Zernike on 'Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America'". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- New York Times Weddings: Kate Zernike and Jonathan Schwartz" September 25, 2005
- Hartford Courant: "Obituary ZERNIKE, Frits" July 18, 2011
- Zernike, Kate (December 14, 2016). "Authors: Kate Zernike". Macmillan.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
[Quote—Entirety of source content:] Kate Zernike is a national correspondent for The New York Times and was a member of the team that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. She is author of the book Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives with her family outside New York City.
- "Kate Zernike". Bipartisan Policy Center. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
- "Kate Zernike | Authors | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
- "2002 Pulitzer Prize Winners & Finalists". Pulitzer Prize. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
- Zernike, Kate. Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America, New York:Times Books, ISBN 9780805093483.