Harold Myerson is a senior fellow at American Progress. Since 2001, Harold Meyerson has been an editor of The American Prospect, the Washington-based magazine, oscillating between the positions of executive editor and his current post, editor at large. Since 2003, he has also been a weekly op-ed columnist at The Washington Post. From 1989 through 2001, he was executive editor of the L.A. Weekly, the nation’s largest metropolitan weekly. His articles on politics, labor, the economy, foreign policy, and American culture have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, The New Statesman; the op-ed, commentary and book review sections of The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times; and in numerous other publications. Meyerson is also a member of the editorial board of Dissent Magazine. His print journalism has won numerous awards.
Meyerson is also the co-author of Who Put The Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz?, a critical biography of Broadway lyricist Yip Harburg. From 1987 to 1988, he was a regular commentator for The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, he was a political consultant for a range of progressive causes and candidates. From 1991 through 1995, Meyerson hosted the weekly show “Real Politics” on radio station KCRW, the Los Angeles area’s leading NPR affiliate. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows. Educated in Los Angeles public schools and at Columbia University, Meyerson currently resides in Washington, D.C.