|Genre||Biography, journalism, non-fiction|
Gabriel Sherman is an American author. In 2014, he wrote a biography about Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes called The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News - and Divided a Country, which debuted at #9 on The New York Times Bestseller list.
Gabriel Sherman is the son of Raechelle Beth Kriger Thedinga and Leonard Sherman. His mother is a dietitian and nutritionist and his father, a retired partner in Accenture, is an adjunct professor of marketing at Columbia Business School. He has written for The New York Observer and for New York magazine where he is a contributing editor. He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.
SF Gate called his biography of Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice in the Room, "classic in a subgenre that might be called Enraged TV Executives Throwing Things." Sherman interviewed 600 people for the book, but did not have an interview with Ailes himself. Sherman portrays Ailes' leadership of Fox News as "absolute". Ken Kurson wrote that the Ze'ev Chafets' biography, Roger Ailes: Off Camera, released before Sherman's book, "does a better job penetrating the psyche of Mr. Ailes (Mr. Chafets had extensive access to the wizard), and Mr. Sherman's book does a better job depicting the phenomenon of Fox News and its cultural meaning." Fox News has denied many of the events depicted in the book. The book led to a number of media reports about Fox and its culture. Jay Ambrose said that readers "should also not worry yourself to death about" The Loudest Voice in the Room because Ailes is a "fascinating if endlessly castigated man whose direction of Fox News divided nothing."
In 2011, Sherman married Jennifer Stahl in a Jewish ceremony. Stahl is an editor at ProPublica. Formerly, she was a fact-checker at The New Yorker magazine. She is a graduate of Princeton University and was a Fulbright Scholar in classical and German literature at Freie Universität Berlin in Germany, from 2004 to 2005.