Derek Thompson Biography
Derek Thompson is an American journalist and author presently serving at The Atlantic as a staff writer since September of 2008. Derek also serves as a contributor to CBS News and a news analyst for NPR’s national afternoon show, “Here and Now”. Furthermore, Derek hosts the podcast called “Plain English” which is aired at Ringer. Moreover, Derek is the author of the national bestselling book titled Hit Makers.
Derek Thompson Age
Derek Thompson was born on 18th May 1986, in McLean Virginia, in the United States. He is 36 years old.
Derek Thompson Height
Derek is a man of standard stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.74 m).
Derek Thompson Family
Derek Thompson was born in McLean Virginia, in the United States of America to his caring and supportive parents. He is the son of the late Robert and the late Petra Kahn. Sadly, Derek’s mum died on July 18, 2013, due to pancreatic cancer after spending 16 months with the diagnosis. Derek has a younger sister named Kira.
Derek Thompson Education
Derek attended a local high school where he attained his high school diploma. While there, he appeared in numerous theatrical productions at the Folger Shakespeare Theater as well as Shakespeare Theater. Later on, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in 2008.
Derek Thompson Wife
As of now, Drek stays in the Washington District of Columbia. Nevertheless, information concerning his love life remains unknown, thus there are no previous records in regard to him as married, dating, engaged, or single.
Derek Thompson Salary
He bags a good salary of $56,200 annually. This is according to The Atlantic staff writers’ salaries.
Derek Thompson’s Net Worth
Derek Thompson has gathered a decent wealth over the years of his work and has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.
Derek Thompson Career
He serves at The Atlantic as a staff writer since September of 2008. Derek also serves as a contributor to CBS News and a news analyst for NPR’s national afternoon show, “Here and Now”. Furthermore, Derek hosts the podcast called “Plain English” which is aired at Ringer. In 2018, he hosted the technology and science podcast, Crazy/Genius.
In its first year, the podcast was nominated for an iHeartMedia Best Podcast Award. Moreover, Derek has written two cover stories for “A World Without Work” as well as a lengthy profile of X, the research and development division of Alphabet. Besides his journalism career, Derek has authored the national bestseller and winner book Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction in the year 2017. The book won the American Marketing Association’s Leonard L. Berry Marketing Book Award for being the best marketable book in the year 2018.