Joe Hagan writes about politics and media for New York Magazine. He has published long-form profiles and investigative exposes on Hillary Clinton, Karl Rove, Henry Kissinger, Bill Maher, Dan Rather, Goldman Sachs, The New York Times, Twitter, and the Bush family.
Previously, he was a reporter for both The New York Observer and The Wall Street Journal.
Joe's first magazine feature, in 2000, was a profile of famed emerging markets investor, Dr. Mark Mobius [PDF], for Civilization: The Magazine of the Library of Congress, which sent him to Indonesia with renowned Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths.
In 2010, he discovered and wrote about the secret diary of civil rights singer, Nina Simone, for The Believer, which was selected by Alex Ross of The New Yorker for publication in Da Capo Press' Best Music Writing 2011.
In 2013, Joe partnered with photographer Tim Davis to create a series of portraits, using both image and text, about the American Dream, for Los Angeles artist Doug Aitken and his traveling art caravan, "Station to Station."
Joe is currently working on a biography of Jann Wenner, the co-founder, publisher and editor of Rolling Stone magazine, to be published in 2017 by Knopf.
Before journalism, Joe worked as a deck hand on the Victory Chimes, the circa-1900 schooner featured on the back of the Maine state quarter.
Joe Hagan lives in Tivoli, New York.
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