David Margolick is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair where he has worked since 1996. He covers culture and politics, and his recent stories include profiles of Jack Abramoff, Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case, and the retired generals who called for Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation. He has also written stories on Ariel Sharon and Tony Blair. Prior to joining the magazine, he was the national legal affairs editor at The New York Times where he wrote the weekly "At the Bar" column and covered the trials of O.J. Simpson, Lorena Bobbitt, and William Kennedy Smith.
Margolick is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Stanford Law School. His most recent book is Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling. His prior books are A World on the Brink(2005); Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song (2001); At the Bar: The Passions and Peccadillos of American Lawyers (1995); and Undue Influence: The Epic Battle for the Johnson & Johnson Fortune (1993). He lives in New York City.