Mark Whitaker ’75
Author and first African-American leader of a national news weekly
Mark Whitaker ’75, is the former managing editor of CNN, Washington bureau chief for NBC News, and editor of Newsweek magazine, where he spent twenty-five years and rose to become the first African-American leader of a national newsweekly. He is the author of two books, the critically-acclaimed family memoir My Long Trip Home and the bestselling biography, Cosby: His Life and Times. He is currently working on a book about the historical legacy of black Pittsburgh.