David Margolick is a longtime contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he writes about culture, the media, and politics. His recent stories include profiles of Jack Abramoff, the retired generals who called for Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation, and Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case. He has also written stories on Ariel Sharon and Tony Blair. Prior to joining the magazine, Margolick 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's most recent book is Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink (2006). His prior books include 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).
Margolick is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Stanford Law School. He lives in New York City.