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David Sirota

About David Sirota

DAVID SIROTA is a journalist, best-selling author and award-winning radio host living in Denver. As one of the only national media voices living and reporting outside of Washington, D.C., his work focuses on politics, pop culture and the relationship between the two.


In reviews of his writing, The New York Times called Sirota a "populist rabble-rouser" with a "take-no-prisoners mind-set," while syndicated columnist Molly Ivins said, "Sirota is a new-generation populist who instinctively understands that the only real questions are 'Who's getting screwed?' and 'Who's doing the screwing?'"


In 2008 and 2009, Sirota was named best columnist by 5280 magazine -- the largest general-interest magazine in the Rocky Mountain West and one of the nation's largest-circulation regional publications. In its inaugural listing of national journalists, Mediaite.com ranked Sirota as one of the top 100 most influential columnists in America.


Since 2009, Sirota has been the host of the morning drive-time talk show on Clear Channel's KKZN-AM 760 in Colorado. In 2010, Sirota's show was named Readers' Choice for radio program by Westword and Editors' Choice for best program by 5280 magazine. That same year, The Nation magazine named Sirota one of the 30 Media Heroes in America.


Sirota, whose two books ("Hostile Takeover" and "The Uprising") were both New York Times best-sellers, has contributed long-form pieces to The New York Times Magazine, Wired.com and Salon. He is a senior editor at In These Times magazine and Huffington Post contributor, and appears periodically on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio. His third book, which is being published in 2011, is entitled "Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain The World We Live In Now."

Sirota received a degree in journalism and political science from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. After graduating in 1998, he worked for five years on Capitol Hill, and then lived for two and a half years in Helena, Mont. He now lives in Denver with his wife, Emily; his son, Isaac; and his dog, Monty.