Nina Totenberg


Nina Totenberg was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 14th, 1944 and is the Journalist. At the age of 80, Nina Totenberg biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 14, 1944
United States
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New York City, New York, United States
80 years old
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Boston University
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Floyd K. Haskell (1979–1998; his death), H. David Reines (m. 2000)
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Roman Totenberg (father), Amy Totenberg (sister), Jill Totenberg (sister)
Nina Totenberg Life

Nina Totenberg (born January 14, 1944) is a senior reporter for National Public Radio (NPR), primarily focusing on the Supreme Court's activities and politics.

All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition are all NPR's newsmagazines, including Weekend Editions.

She appeared on syndicated TV political commentary show Inside Washington from 1992 to 2013. She was named "the creme de la crème" of NPR, according to Newsweek, and Vanity Fair refers to her as "Queen of the Leaks."

She has received several broadcast journalism awards for both her explanatory work and her scoops. Among her scoops was her groundbreaking study of sexual harassment charges against Clarence Thomas authored by University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, who was assisting the Senate Judiciary Committee in re-opening Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

She broke the news that Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg had smoked marijuana, prompting Ginsburg to delete his name.

In 1977, she first reported on undercover Supreme Court deliberations relating to the Watergate scandal.

Personal life and family

Totenberg was born in Manhattan, New York, the eldest daughter of Melanie Francis (Eisenberg), a real estate broker, and violinist Roman Totenberg. Her father, a Polish Jewish immigrant, who lost many of his relatives during the Holocaust. Her mother, who had lived in San Francisco and New York, was of German Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. She is the widow of a United States senator. Senator Floyd K. Haskell (D-Colorado), who married in 1979, has been senator Floyd K. Haskell (D-Colorado). H. David Reines, a trauma surgeon and Vice Chairman of Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital, remarried in 2000. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over this marriage. After being struck by a boat propeller while swimming, she was treated for serious injury on her honeymoon. Amy Totenberg, Totenberg's sister, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the United States District Court in Atlanta in March 2010. Amy Totenberg was confirmed in the next year. Jill Totenberg, another sister of Brian Foreman, is a businesswoman married to Jill Totenberg. The Ames Stradivarius, which had been stolen from their father 35 years earlier, was returned to the three sisters on August 6, 2015.


Nina Totenberg Career

Early career

Totenberg attended Boston University in 1962, majoring in journalism, but she was forced to leave less than three years later because, in her own words, she was "not doing well." Totenberg began her journalism work with the Boston Record American, where she spent time in the Women's Page and learned news journalism skills by volunteering in the news department shortly after graduating out of college. She then moved to the Peabody Times in Massachusetts and Roll Call in Washington, D.C.

Totenberg began reporting legal matters at the National Observer. In 1971, she published a story about a classified list of candidates for the Supreme Court. Both the candidates were later found not eligible by the American Bar Association, and no one was nominated.

J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director, had written a long letter to the paper's editor requesting that she be dismissed after Totenberg wrote an Observer profile. In lieu of that, the editor printed the letter in the Observer as well as a rebuttal of Hoover's comments about the article.

She was banned from the paper for plagiarism in 1972, for a biography she wrote about then-soon-to-be Speaker Tip O'Neill, which contained, without attribution, quotes from members of Congress who had previously appeared in The Washington Post. Totenberg has claimed that the dismissal was partly due to her editor's rejection of sexual harassment. Many of Totenberg's coworkers have defended her, alleging that the use of previously published quotes was a normal journalistic tactic in the 1970s. "I have a strong suspicion that a young reporter is entitled to one mistake, and have the holy bejeezus apprehensions scared of doing it again," Totenberg said in 1995.

She then worked with the New York-based news magazine New Times. She wrote "The Ten Dumbest Members of Congress," prompting senator William L. Scott, the top of the list, to call a press conference to deny that she was the "dumbest member of Congress" at the time.