Jesse Wegman Biography

Jesse Wegman is a member of the New York Times Editorial Board. He joined the board in 2013. Previously, Wegman was appointed as the senior editor at The Daily Beast and Newsweek, as a legal news editor at Reuters, and the managing editor with the New York Observer. Wegman has also received a Soros Justice Fellowship for writing a book on jailhouse lawyers. He is a graduate of the New York University School of Law.

Early Life

35 years old Jesse Wegman was born in 1986 who now lives in Brooklyn, New York, and also spent some part of his life in Rush, New York. He began his professional education in 1994 while enrolled at Wesleyan University. He pursued his graduation in B.A. psychology and received a degree in 1996. At that time, the young man was involved in a few social activities like Phi Beta Kappa High Honors. He has also worked on senior honors thesis including The DSM, Diagnostic Controversies, and the Evolution of Modern American Psychiatry. Thereafter in 2000, Wegman enrolled for an M.A degree in Boston University. He majored in creative writing and developed his passion for the same.

Finally, he completed his JD in law while being with New York University School of Law in 2005. He was the class speaker for the JD convocation. He is the son of David H. Wegman, and the late Peggy N. Wegman. His father was a retired dean of the School of Health and Environment at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His mother held the position of a clinical psychotherapist in private practice in Auburndale for many years.

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Jesse Wegman Career

Jesse prepared himself for a professional career in 1997 just after completing his B.A. in 1996. He was appointed as an associate producer/reporter whose work was associated with in-depth reporting of the topic including climate change negotiation in Germany, and an award-winning documentary on the folk singer Pete Seeger. He worked with NPR’s Living On Earth from 1997 to 2002. Thereafter, he was appointed as the contributing editor with Copy Editor Magazine for one year from January 2001 to January 2002. Side by side, Jesse managed his freelance reporting for WNYC Public Radio. In 2005, he was appointed as the Federal Judicial Law Clerk where his work was associated with drafting opinions for United States Magistrate Judge and other civil right claims.

Jesse Wegman has worked as Magazine Editor for New York Observer (2007-2009), as a Soros Justice Fellow with Open Society Institute (2010-2011), as an Editor-in-charge for New York Legal News at Thomson Reuters (2011-2012), as a senior editor at Newsweek Daily Beast Company (2012-2013), as an editorial operation manager at News_Beast (Jan. 2013 to May 2013), and finally as the member of Editorial Board at New York Times. He has been working with the New York Times since July 2013. He has been a reporter, producer, editor, writer for various outlets. Jesse has worked with several boards of national and international services. He has covered environmental news, education, sports, politics, and many other varieties including musical news.

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Jesse Wegman Biography

Real Name Jesse Wegman
Birth Date 1994
Age (as of 2021) 42  Years
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Author
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 78 kg  –  in Pounds –  171 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


Father David H. Wegman
Mother  Peggy N. Wegman


College New York University School of Law

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Kyra Himmelbaum
Children Not Known

Personal Life

On 19th August 2012, Jesse announced his marriage to Kyra Himmelbaum in Rockport, Mass. the bride was then 37 years old and was professionally known as Kyra Miller. Kyra Miller is a famous actress who played a significant role in the production of “Man of La Mancha” in 2011. Until June 2011. Kyra was appointed as an assistant professor of acting at Tulane University. Previously in 2009, she portrayed the role in “The Light in the Piazza” at the Suzanne Roberts Theater in Philadelphia.

She has also worked as a Pilates instructor at Fine Tune studio. Kyra Miller completed her graduation from Indiana University and received a master’s degree in fine arts in acting from the University of Washington. She is the beloved daughter of Diane Miller Himmelbaum and Frank Himmelbaum who both live in Brooklyn. Her mother is a retired professor in arts from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens. The groom, Jesse, was then 39 years old when he married Kyra Miller.

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Jesse Wegman Net worth

Although Jesse Wegman never came forward to reveal his net worth in front of media outlets, we assume that his net worth is nearly $5 million to $10 million. He is earning quite a good and luxurious lifestyle.

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