Todd S. Purdum is a veteran journalist and author with nearly 40 years of professional experience. He spent 23 years at The New York Times, beginning as a copy boy and covering beats from City Hall to the White House. He has also been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, senior writer at Politico and a staff writer at The Atlantic, and has reported from more than 30 countries. He is the author of three books, most recently Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution (Henry Holt and Co., 2018). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, and their two adult children.