Dan Barry Bio, Age, Family, Wife, School, Salary, Net Worth, New York Times

Dan Barry The New York Times journalist

Dan Barry Biography

Dan Barry has been a writer and columnist for The New York Times for many years. He is the author of five books, the most recent of which is: This Land America, Lost and Found, a compilation of his national essays for The New York Times released in 2018.


How old is Dan Barry? – Age

Barry was born in 1958 in Queens, New York, United States. He is 63 years as of 2021.

Where did Dan Barry go to school? – Education

He graduated from Smithtown, New York’s St. Anthony’s High School (now Huntington, N.Y.) in 1976 when it was an all-boys high school. Pull Me Up, his book is inspired by his experiences at St. Anthony’s. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from St. Bonaventure University in 1980 and a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

Dan Barry – Family

Barry was born in Queens, New York, to a Brooklyn father and a County Galway, Ireland, mother, and was reared in Deer Park, New York.

Dan Barry Wife

Barry currently resides in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife, Mary Trinity, and their two kids, Nora and Grace.

Dan Barry The New York Times journalist
Dan Barry The New York Times journalist

What is Dan Barry Salary?

His salary is $80,135 annually.

Barry Net Worth

His net worth is $921,435.

Dan Barry Career

After years of working as a delicatessen clerk and ditch digger, Barry became a reporter for The Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Conn., in 1983, and moved to the Providence Journal-Bulletin in 1987. He shared a Polk Award in 1992 for his work on the reasons for a state banking crisis. He was a member of the Journal-Bulletin investigative team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1994 for uncovering wrongdoing in the Rhode Island judicial system.

Barry began working for The New York Times in 1995. Before reviving the “About New York column,” he worked as the Metropolitan desk’s Long Island bureau chief, police bureau chief, City Hall bureau head, and general assignment correspondent. in 2003. Then, in 2007, he began the “This Land” column, which took him to all 50 states over the course of a decade. He now specializes in long-form narratives.


  • For exposing corruption in the Rhode Island court system, the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting was awarded.
  • He was a Pulitzer finalist in 2006 for his coverage of post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and life in New York City.
  • He was a Pulitzer finalist in 2010, for his coverage of how the Great Recession changed lives and relationships in America.
  • The Polk Award was shared in 1992 for investigating the causes of a state banking crisis.
  • For his coverage of the first anniversary of Sept. 11, 2003, the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for deadline reporting went to
  • the 2005 Mike Berger Award, which honors in-depth human interest reporting.
  • The 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing from the Society for Professional Journalists
  • Award for Best American Newspaper Narrative in 2015
  • In May 2016, Barry was given an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, St. Bonaventure University, after which he delivered the commencement address for the graduating class of 2016.
  • In 2018, Barry was named the recipient of the Story in the Public Square, awarded by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.


 Pull Me Up (2004) — a memoir of Barry’s Long Island Irish Catholic upbringing and battle with cancer.

 City Lights: Stories About New York (2007) — a collection of Barry’s “About New York” columns

 Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game (HarperCollins, 2011; paperback March 2012) — about the longest game in professional baseball history.

The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland (HarperCollins, 2016) – a book about the exploitation of a group of Texas men with intellectual disabilities who worked for decades in an eastern Iowa turkey-processing plant.

 This Land: America, Lost and Found (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2018) – a collection of Barry’s national “This Land” columns.