Well-known journalist and television political commentator known for his work with CNN and U.S. News and World Report. He also worked as a political speechwriter and advisor to presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.
He graduated from Yale University in 1963 and from Harvard Law School in 1967. He also served a more than three-year tour with the United States Navy.
He taught at Duke University, Harvard University, and Elon University.
He grew up in North Carolina as the son of Duke University mathematics professor John Jay Gergen. David Gergen's marriage to therapist Anne Gergen produced two children.
He was a frequent guest on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.