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Kevin Roose is a technology columnist for The New York Times. His column, "The Shift", focuses on the intersection of technology, business, and culture.[1] He is well known for writing about Liberty University, an evangelical Christian university historically known for very strict rules imposed on students.[2] Roose worked as news director at Fusion.[3][4] He was named to Forbes' "30 under 30" in 2015.[5] In June 2017, he rejoined The New York Times.[6]



Roose wrote The Unlikely Disciple while undercover at Liberty University, aiming to explore the culture of life at a fundamental Evangelical university.[7] Roose, raised in a secular and liberal environment, wanted to better understand conservative Christian culture.[8]

Roose's second book, Young Money, follows the beginning of the career of eight financial analysts on Wall Street. It focuses on the difficult and strenuous work environments and what makes the financial industry different after the financial crisis of 2007–08.[9]

He earned the 2018 Gerald Loeb Award for Breaking News for the story "Ouster at Uber."[10]

Media appearancesEdit

Roose appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on February 27, 2014, to discuss Young Money.[11]


  1. ^ "The Shift". The New York Times. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Strauss, Valerie (October 30, 2015). "The world's largest Christian university relaxes some rules for students". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Lee, Edmund (October 31, 2014). "New York Magazine's Kevin Roose Heads to Fusion, Too". Fusion, the little-known cable network that’s snapped up a raft of Big Name Writers, has hired New York Magazine’s Kevin Roose as part of its effort to build out its new Silicon Valley bureau.
  4. ^ Harrington, Craig (May 4, 2016). "Media Write The Republican Party's Obituary Following Trump Victory".
  5. ^ "Kevin Roose, 27". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
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  7. ^ Prior, Karen Swallow (2009). "Surprised by Love: An outsider's view of Liberty University and the faith it embodies". Books & Culture. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Undercover At An Evangelical University". NPR Books. May 30, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Hayes, Chris (April 10, 2014). "The Cubs of Wall Street: 'Young Money,' by Kevin Roose". The New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2018 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire. June 25, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "Kevin Roose". Comedy Central. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2016. "Young Money" author Kevin Roose reflects on the surprisingly morose atmosphere surrounding Wall Street's post-crash recruits. (6:14)

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