The Irish Americans
Since April 2007, Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Dwyer has been writing the “About New York” column for the New York Times, a gig he took over from fellow Irish-American Dan Barry. Dwyer has been with the Times since May 2001, and he has been on assignment to both Northern Ireland and Iraq.
Along with his former Times colleague Kevin Flynn, Dwyer wrote "102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers," perhaps the most detailed account of what happened between the time the first plane hit one of New York’s twin towers and when the second tower collapsed. Prior to his work at the Times, Dwyer wrote for, among others, Newsday and the Daily News.
Dwyer’s parents Phil and Mary were born in Kerry and Galway respectively. He attended Fordham and Columbia University. He and his wife Cathy live in New York with their daughters, Maura and Catherine.
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