Bret Stephens Biography

Bret Stephens

Quick Facts About Bret Stephens

Celebrated Name Bret Stephens
Age 47 Years
Nick Name Bret
Birth Name Bret Louis Stephens
Birth Date 1973-11-21
Gender Male
Profession Journalist
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, United States
Nationality American
Father Charles J. Stephens
Mother Xenia Stephens
Horoscope Scorpio
School Middlesex School, Massachusetts
College / University University of Chicago, London School of Economics
Educational Qualification Master's Degree in Comparative Politics
Awards Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum-2005, Pulitzer Prize for Commentary-2013 etc.
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Spouse Pamela Paul (ex), Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
Children 3
Famous For Winner of Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013

Bret Louis Stephens, popularly known as Bret Stephens is an American journalist, editor, and columnist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013. He is known for being part of the right-of-center opposition to Donald Trump. He is also known for his neoconservative foreign policy opinions and contrarian views on climate change. He deactivated his Twitter account in August 2019 following the "bedbug" controversy.

What is Bret Stephens Famous For?

  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013. 

Bret Stephens


Where was Bret Stephens Born?

Bret Stephens was born on 21 November 1973. His birth name is Bret Louis Stephen. His birth place is in New York City, New York in the United States. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, Charles J. Stephens, and a mother, Xenia Stephens. Both his parents were secular Jews. He grew up in Mexico City, where his father was born and worked. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

He attended Middlesex School in Massachusetts. He received an undergraduate degree in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He later obtained his master's degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. 

Bret Stephens Career



He started his career as an op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal in New York. 

He later worked as an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels. 

He was editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post from 2002 to 2004. 

He took over the "Global View" column after George Melloan's retirement in 2006. 

He became the deputy editorial page editor in 2009. 

He is also a frequent contributor to Commentary magazine. 

His 2012 columns for the Journal for "incisive columns on US foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist" won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. 

He wrote the book America in Retreat: The New Isolation and the Coming Global Disorder. The book was released in 2014. 

He has made several short videos for the conservative website PragerU. 

He became an on-air contributor to NBC News and MSNBC in 2017.

He authored Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place?: The Munk Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy in 2015. 

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2005 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. 

2008 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism. 

2010 Bastiat Prize.

2013 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

2017 Lowy Institute Media Award recognizing excellence in Australia foreign affairs journalism. 


He drove massive criticism after he sent an email to a George Washington University professor and the University provost in August 2019. He sent an email to them in response to a tweet by the professor referring to him as a "bedbug". His actions were widely criticized that he deactivated his Twitter account. 

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Who is Bret Stephens Married To?

Bret Stephens is a married man. He is married to Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim. She is a music critic for The New York Times. The couple has three children. They live in New York City. 

He was previously married to the editor of The New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul.

What is Bret Stephens Net Worth? 

Bret Stephens earns from his writing career. He is an award-winning writer. His net worth will be updated soon.

Did You Know?

  • His father is a former vice president of General Products a chemical company in Mexico.
  • His paternal grandfather changed the family surname from Ehrlich to Stephens after poet James Stephens.
  • He is a supporter of Israel.
  • He became part of the Stop Trump movement during the 2016 presidential election.
  • He is fluent is Spanish.