Harold Meyerson is editor-at-large of The American Prospect. Meyerson is also political editor and columnist for the L.A. Weekly, the nation’s largest metropolitan weekly, where he served as executive editor from 1989 through 2001. His articles on politics, labor, the economy, foreign policy, and American culture have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, The New Statesman, and in the op-ed, commentary, and book review sections of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.
He is the author of Who Put The Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz? , a critical biography of Broadway lyricist Yip Harburg, and his articles have been republished in several books, most notably the Brookings Institution’s volume on Bush v. Gore. From 1991 through 1995, Meyerson hosted the weekly show “Real Politics” on radio station KCRW, the Los Angeles area’s leading NPR affiliate. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows.
Born in Los Angeles, Meyerson was educated in the Los Angeles public schools and at Columbia University. The son of long time leaders in California of the Socialist Party of America, he was active in the 1970s in the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee. He currently shares his time between Washington, D.C. and California.