Gabriel Sherman
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Gabriel Sherman

Gabriel Sherman
BornUnited States
OccupationAuthor, writer
EducationMiddlebury College
GenreBiography, journalism, non-fiction
SpouseJennifer Stahl

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,[1] which debuted at #9 on The New York Times Bestseller list.[2][3]

Early life and education

Gabriel Sherman is the son of Raechelle Beth Kriger Thedinga and Leonard Sherman.[4][5][6] 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.[4] He has written for The New York Observer[7] and for New York magazine[8] where he is a contributing editor.[9] He is a graduate of Middlebury College[4] in Middlebury, Vermont.


Sherman is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair. He has been a national-affairs editor for New York magazine, and he is a regular contributor to NBC News and MSNBC.[4]

Published work

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."[9] Sherman interviewed 600 people for the book, but did not have an interview with Ailes himself.[9] Sherman portrays Ailes' leadership of Fox News as "absolute".[10] 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."[11] Fox News has denied many of the events depicted in the book.[12] The book led to a number of media reports about Fox and its culture.[13][14] 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."[15]

Personal life

In 2011, Sherman married Jennifer Stahl in a Jewish ceremony.[4] 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.[16]


  1. ^ Weisberg, Jacob (January 12, 2014). "Gabriel Sherman's 'Loudest Voice in the Room'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Cowles, Gregory (January 24, 2014). "Inside the List". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Gabriel Sherman- intimidation and smear campaign while writing the book - Panel: Truth & Consequence - Retrieved July 20, 1014
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jennifer Stahl, Gabriel Sherman". The New York Times. August 12, 2011.
  5. ^ Akron Beacon Journal: "SYBIL KRIGER" June 21, 2009
  6. ^ Eau Claire Leader: "Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Kriger, Canton, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Raechelle Beth Kriger, to William H. Thedinga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Thedinga, Menomonie" February 19, 1969
  7. ^ Levy, Steven (October 23, 2006). The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness. Simon & Schuster. pp. 75-. ISBN 9780743293914. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ Lehmann, Chris (October 15, 2010). Rich People Things. OR Books. pp. 29-. ISBN 9781935928133. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ a b c Kevin Canfield (January 31, 2014). "'The Loudest Voice in the Room,' by Gabriel Sherman". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ Highlights of an interview with Terry Gross (January 16, 2014). "Interview: Gabriel Sherman, Author Of 'The Loudest Voice In The Room'". NPR. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ Ken Kurson (January 27, 2014). "Dueling Ailes Bios and the New York Times Bestseller List". The New York Observer. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ Erik Wemple (January 14, 2014). "Politico's Mike Allen and Fox News PR". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ Chotiner, Isaac (January 27, 2014). "Fox News Channel racism too Harmful to Be Ignored by Liberals". New Republic. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Marc Ambinder (January 16, 2014). "Fox News' culture of sexism". The Week. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ Jay Ambrose (January 26, 2014). "Jay Ambrose: 'Corporate media' critics far off base". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ Jennifer Stahl, Gabriel Sherman New York Times. August 12, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2019

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