Vanity Fair writer joining Portfolio
John Koblin of The New York Observer writes Friday that David Margolick is leaving Vanity Fair to join business magazine Conde Nast Portfolio.
Koblin wrote, “Margolick, who most recently wrote a profile of Eliot Spitzer, has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 1996 and covered culture and politics there. He made his big bones in a long stint at The New York Times (for which he covered the O.J. Simpson trial).
“Margolick will become a contributing editor at Portfolio and he is expected to start at the end of the month. Perri Dorset, Portfolio‘s spokesperson, confirmed the news.”
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Margolick has written pieces for Vanity Fair about Benjamin Netanyahu, the Chandlers of Los Angeles, Roone Arledge, Billie Holiday, and the Zippo lighters of Vietnam, among many other topics. Prior to that, he served two tours at The New York Times: from 1981 to 1986, as a legal reporter on the metropolitan desk, and from 1987 to 1996, as national legal affairs editor and law columnist. In the second position, he covered the trials of O.J. Simpson, Lorena Bobbitt, and William Kennedy Smith. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Stanford Law School, and is author of “Undue Influence: The Epic Battle for the Johnson & Johnson Fortune” (1993) and “At the Bar: The Passions and Peccadilloes of American Lawyers” (1996).