Craig Smith Biography
Craig Smith is an American journalist. He was born as Craig S. Smith. Mr. Smith began his journalism career at The Wall Street Journal. He has written from more than 40 countries. Before his journalism career, he was president of a China trade agency with offices in New York and Beijing. In 2002 he moved to Paris.
He has reported for the Times in more than forty countries, from Iraq to Israel to Kyrgyzstan He has also covered the 2005 unrest in the French banlieues. In 2008, he joined Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li Tzar Kai’s financial news venture as executive editor.
Smith subsequently became senior vice president of Li’s Pacific Century Group. He rejoined The New York Times in late 2011 as China managing director. In late 2016 he returned to the U.S. as a writer at large for the Times and has since focused on Canadian stories.
Craig Smith Age
Details of his age, birthday and parents names have not been disclosed as of now. This information will be updated soon.
Craig Smith Education
Smith graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English and Philosophy in 1979. In 1987, he graduated with an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism.
Craig Smith Career
Since November 2011, Craig S. Smith has been the managing director of The New York Times’s China operation. Craig spent 20 years as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His assignments in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Paris.
He left the Times in 2008 to spend three years as senior vice president of media for Pacific Century Holdings. This was the investment holding company of Richard Li, a major media investor in Asia. Mr. Smith has written from more than 40 countries and has extensive experience in China.
While there he won The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies-Novartis Award for Excellence in International Journalism. In addition, he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In late 2016 he returned to the U.S. as a writer at large for the Times and has since focused on Canadian stories.Craig Smith Photo
Craig Smith WifeChildren
He is married to Anna Esaki. Anna is the daughter of Nobel laureate Dr. Leo Esaki. The happy couple is blessed with two sons named Sky and True.
Craig Smith New York Times
Smith is a former correspondent and executive at The New York Times. He served as a writer at large, focusing on coverage of Canada, in 2016 and 2017. He was previously The Times’s managing director for China. While there he built and operated the company’s first foreign-language platforms.
Craig Smith Net Worth
As of his net worth, Smith earns an average salary from his career as a journalist. Although he has not disclosed the actual figure of his salary. His estimated net worth is currently under review.