May 17, 1946
|Education||B.A. Barnard College|
|Parent(s)||Charlotte Leah Purnick|
Joyce Purnick is an American columnist and journalist.
In 1970, she started her career as a news clerk with the New York Post eventually rising to chief political writer. In 1979, she accepted a position at The New York Times focusing on New York state, New York City government, and the New York City school system. In 1989, she served on the paper's editorial board as the paper's urban affairs analyst. In 1994, she wrote the twice weekly Metro Matters column covering local New York topics. In 1997, she was named deputy editor of the Metro department, the paper's largest section and the first woman to do so. In 1999, she returned to writing Metro Matters.
- 1996-97 Mike Berger Award from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
- 1996 George Polk Award for metropolitan reporting for an exposé on the neglect of abused children by the city's welfare system
- 1987 Peter Kihss Award for reporting on city government from the Fund for the City of New York
- 1979 Front Page Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York for political columns in New York magazine
- 1975 from the Newspaper Guild and the Newswomen's Club of New York for feature writing at the New York Post
- Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (2009)