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Thomas Maier

Thomas Maier, an award-winning author, has been an investigative reporter for Newsday since 1984.

His new book, "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How To Love," was published in 2009 by Basic Books. Previously, "The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings," was one of the top annual holiday books chosen by USA Today in 2003, and recently was re-issued along with a Warner Home Video documentary based on it. "Dr. Spock: An American Life, was a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times. "Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America’s Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It, won the 1994 Frank Luther Mott Award as best media book of the year.

As an investigative reporter for Newsday since 1984, Maier has won several national and regional honors, including the 2002 first-place prize from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. At Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Maier won the John M. Patterson Prize for television documentary-making and received a John McCloy Journalism Fellowship to Europe. He lives with his family on Long Island.



Newsday's striking coverage of the NY governor's race
SHOWCASE | January 02, 2011
A one-hour documentary, done on the fly, gives a narrative arc to political coverage, exposes high-level betrayals and brings back into view some old New York pols like Alfonse D'Amato, Ed Koch, and (in cameos) Mario and Matilda Cuomo. It's a multimedia effort: newspaper and online coverage and TV specials. Here Thomas Maier tells how it was put together.

Reporting and producing Newsday’s first investigative documentary
SHOWCASE | September 09, 2009
Reporter/author Thomas Maier tells what drew him to explore, more than 50 years after the events, the Brookhaven lab’s troubled history in connection with hydrogen bomb tests in the Marshall Islands.

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