|Born||Frank Anthony Bruni
October 31, 1964
White Plains, New York
|Alma mater||UNC Chapel Hill
|Occupation||Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times; Former Chief Restaurant Critic|
|Notable credit(s)||The New York Times|
Frank Anthony Bruni (born October 31, 1964) is an American journalist. He was the chief restaurant critic of The New York Times, a position he held from 2004 to 2009. In May 2011, he became the first openly gay Op-Ed columnist of The New York Times.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986 with a B.A. in English. He was a Morehead Scholar and on the staff of the student paper, The Daily Tar Heel.1 Bruni graduated second in his class with an M.S. degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. At Columbia he also won a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
From 1990 to 1995 he worked for the Detroit Free Press in an assortment of positions including covering the Persian Gulf War. In 1995, Bruni joined The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter and often wrote for the New York Times magazine and for Sunday Arts. He was promoted to the Rome bureau chief (July 2002–March 2004) and worked as a reporter in the Washington, D.C., bureau (December 1998–May 2002). While in D.C., Bruni was assigned to cover Capitol Hill, Congress, Governor George W. Bush's presidential campaign, and the White House. His book Ambling into History chronicles this assignment.
Bruni wrote in Men's Vogue of his search for a workout to combat the calories he consumes as a food writer,2 and in the April 2008 issue he wrote about his addiction to sleeping pills.3 Bruni's book, Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater was released in 2009, and spent a week on the New York Times best seller list.4 Since then he has written general interest and food-related columns for the Times, in part filling the "food writer at large" role that had been unfilled since the 2006 death of the Times' reporter R. W. Apple, Jr.5
- Bruni, Frank (2009-07-19). "I Was a Baby Bulimic". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
- "Restaurant critic Frank Bruni builds an exercise routine that burns fat away". mensvogue.com. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
- "Everybody seems to be on sleeping pills. Aren't you?". mensvogue.com. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
- "Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers", New York Times, September 13, 2009. Retrieved Jun 25, 2011.
- "The Times They Are A-Changin'". Zagat.com. May 14, 2009.
- Bierly, Mandy (March 24, 2012). "GLAAD Media Awards honor Lady Gaga, 'DWTS,' 'Oprah Winfrey Show': Full winners list". Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
- "Our Boys on the Bus". Out.com. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- Bruni, Frank. "I Was a Baby Bulimic". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, 2009
- Ambling Into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush, 2002
- A Gospel of Shame: Children, Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church, 1993 with Elinor Burkett
- Biography: Frank Bruni - New York Times.
- Recent and archived news articles by Frank Bruni of The New York Times.
- Diner's Journal - Dining & Wine - New York Times Blog
- Born Round
- Interview with Frank Bruni on LITTORAL (2010).