Harold Meyerson "is executive editor of The American Prospect.
"Meyerson is also political editor and columnist for the L.A. Weekly, the nation's largest metropolitan weekly, where he served as executive editor from 1989 through 2001. His articles on politics, labor, the economy, foreign policy and American culture have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, The New Statesman; the op-ed, commentary, and book review sections of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, and in numerous other publications.
"He is the author of Who Put The Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz?, a critical biography of Broadway lyricist Yip Harburg, and his articles have been republished in several books, most notably the Brookings Institution's Bush v. Gore. In 1987-8, he was a regular commentator in The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and from the late '70s through the mid-'80s, he was a political consultant for a range of progressive causes and candidates.
"From 1991 through 1995, Meyerson hosted the weekly show "Real Politics" on radio station KCRW, the Los Angeles area's leading NPR affiliate. He has been a frequent guest on televison and radio talk shows.
"Born in Los Angeles in 1950, Meyerson was educated in Los Angeles public schools and at Columbia University. He lives in Washington, but maintains the pretense of bi-coastalism by swooping down on Los Angeles at more-or-less monthly intervals."