Sam Roberts (newspaper Journalist)
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Sam Roberts Newspaper Journalist
Sam Roberts
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Roberts in January 2016
Born (1947-06-20) June 20, 1947 (age 72)
Alma materCornell University

Sam Roberts (born June 20, 1947) is an American journalist who has written for The New York Times since 1983, serving as Urban Affairs Correspondent since 2005. He now serves as an obituaries writer. [1] He is also host of the NY1 show The New York Times Close Up.


Roberts graduated from Cornell University in 1968, where he was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun and a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He was city editor at the New York Daily News from 1977 to 1981 and political editor from 1981 to 1983, when he joined The New York Times.[2]


  • A Kind of Genius: Herb Sturz and Society's Toughest Problems. PublicAffairs. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7867-2754-4.
  • Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America. Grand Central Publishing. 22 January 2013. ISBN 978-1-4555-2595-9.[3][4]
  • The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case. Simon and Schuster. 16 September 2014. ISBN 978-1-4767-4739-2.
  • A History of New York in 101 Objects. Simon and Schuster. 23 September 2014. ISBN 978-1-4767-2877-3.[5]


  1. ^ Barr, Jeremy (16 January 2015). "Sam Roberts slides over to the New York Times obits desk". Politico Media. Capital New York. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Sam Roberts Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "100 Years of Grandeur". The New York Times. January 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "A Historic Arrival: New York's Grand Central Turns 100". NPR. January 22, 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Preston, Ben (December 4, 2014). "New book explores 'History of New York in 101 Objects'". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Retrieved 2015.

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