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Wesley Morris      

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist; Critic-At-Large for The New York Times; Co-Host of "Still Processing" Podcast

Wesley Morris is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist. He currently serves as critic-at-large for The New York Times and co-hosts their "Still Processing" podcast.

Before joining The Times, Morris worked as a staff writer at Grantland, a sports and pop-culture blog owned and operated by ESPN. At Grantland, Morris wrote about movies, television, and the role of style in professional sports. While there, he also served as the Sportstorialist columnist and co-host of the podcast “Do You Like Prince Movies?”

Morris previously worked at The San Francisco Chronicle and The San Francisco Examiner. From 2002 to 2013, he served as a film critic at The Boston Globe, during which time he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his criticism in 2012. While at Grantland, Morris was a National Magazine Award Finalist for Columns and Commentary in 2015.

In September 2016, Morris and NYT colleague Jenna Wortham began hosting a podcast called "Still Processing," produced by The New York Times and podcasting company Pineapple Street Media. The podcast received enthusiastic reviews and was named to several year-end lists of the best podcasts of 2016.

Morris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from Yale University. During his time at Yale, Morris worked as a film critic at the Yale Daily News for three years.

Some of his spare time is spent making piecrusts, complaining about real estate development and teaching writing to high school students in Bushwick. Morris resides in Brooklyn, New York.

News


Why Is Everyone Always Stealing Black Music? - The New York Times

or centuries, black music, forged in bondage, has been the sound of complete artistic freedom. o wonder everybody is always stealing it. By Wesley Morris AUG.

Reckoning With the Real Michael Jackson - The New York Times

The pop star's legacy has been shadowed by sexual abuse accusations for decades. Wesley Morris grapples with why the world has, for so long, looked the  ...

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