Gene Weingarten, 56, is a staff writer for The Washington Post Magazine. He has been at The Post since 1990, initially as the editor of the Sunday Style section. From 1984 to 1990, Weingarten was the editor of Tropic, the Sunday magazine of The Miami Herald. A college dropout, Weingarten was somehow awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 1987.
Weingarten's weekly humor column, "Below the Beltway," is nationally syndicated, and his weekly chat on washingtonpost.com, "Tuesdays With Moron," attracts a large and demented following. He is the author of three books, The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death (Simon & Schuster, 1998); I'm With Stupid (with Gina Barreca, Simon & Schuster, 2004); and Old Dogs (Simon & Schuster, scheduled for fall 2008).
Weingarten lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Arlene Reidy, who is a federal prosecutor. The couple have two grown children.