John Vinocur

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Person.png John Vinocur  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(journalist, editor)
BornJune 17, 1940
New York City, US
DiedFebruary 6, 2022 (Age 81)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
ResidenceParis,  France
Alma materOberlin College
Member ofThe American Academy in Berlin/Distinguished Visitors

John Vinocur was a journalist and editor of the New York Times and International Herald Tribune. He attended the 2005 and 2006 Bilderberg meetings.


Vinocur reported from around the world for The Associated Press from 1968 to 1977, filing dispatches from Biafra, Israel and Cambodia, among other places.[1]

After joining The New York Times' business news department in 1977, he was appointed bureau chief in Bonn three months later and worked there until 1982, when he transferred to Paris to become the bureau chief there. In both capitals he covered fissures in the Atlantic alliance and ferment in Eastern Europe.[1]

Vinocur returned to New York in 1985 when he was named assistant to the NYT executive editor, A.M. Rosenthal; then came stints as an assistant metropolitan editor and metropolitan editor.[1]

In 1986 he returned to Paris to be the executive editor and vice president of The International Herald Tribune, which was jointly owned then by NYT and The Washington Post. He held those posts through 1996, when he resumed writing as its senior correspondent covering politics, economics, sports and culture in Europe, Asia and occasionally the United States. His Politicus column was syndicated by the NYT.[1]

After retiring from The Herald Tribune, he continued to write as a Paris-based columnist for The Wall Street Journal while contributing articles as well to Foreign Affairs and other publications. He was also a member of the board of Gruner + Jahr, the German media conglomerate.[1]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests
Bilderberg/20068 June 200611 June 2006Canada
54th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests