Fred Kaplan


Birthday July 4, 1954

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Kansas

Age 69 years old

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Journalist who became known for his numerous contributions to Slate magazine.

Before Fame

He matriculated from Oberlin College in 1976.


While working as a correspondent for the Boston Globe, he was a part of a team that won the 1983 Pulitzer for their collaborative essay: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age.

Family Life

In 1983, he married fellow journalist Brooke Gladstone.

Associated With

He and screenwriter Lynn Shelton both studied at Oberlin College.