Michael D’Antonio Biography
Michael D’Antonio is an American author, journalist, p and commentator on CNN born on 11th May 1955 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer of books, articles, and original stories for film. He wrote ‘Never Enough’, a 2015 biography of presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump.
Prior to becoming a full-time author Michael worked as a journalist in New York, Washington, and Maine. He has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Times of London Magazine, Discover, Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times Magazine and many others. As a journalist he has received several awards including the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, shared with a team at News day that explored the medical, legal, and ethical issues surrounding the Baby Jane Doe case.
D’Antonio is also the recipient of the Alicia Patterson Fellowship, the First Amendment Award, and the Humanitas Award for his Showtime film, Crown Heights.
Michael D’Antonio Age
Michael was born on 11th May 1955 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (
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Michael D’Antonio Wife | Is Michael D’Antonio Married
Michael married Toni Raiten on 3rd June 1978. Toni is also a writer, professor, and psychotherapist. They live on Long Island, New York where they raised their two daughters.
Michael D’Antonio Children
Michael together with his wife has two daughters Elizabeth Allyn and Amy Margaret.
Michael D’Antonio Net worth
Michael hasn’t made his net worth public.
Michael D’Antonio Journalist
Michael has worked as a reporter and features writer in New England, Washington D.C. and New York. He has covered the U.S. Congress, presidential campaigns and national political conventions. As a reporter he has reported from from Europe, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil and the Philippines. During his period as a reporter he was a member of a team awarded the Pulitzer Prize and he has won several other honors, including the Alicia Patterson Fellowship.
Michael D’Antonio CNN
Michael joined CNN in 2016 as a regular contributor for both on-air and on their website. His articles can be read here.
Michael D’Antonio Donald Trump
On 24th January 2014 when Michael D’Antonio was speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon he said that the president was “afraid” and he even doubted whether the decision to postpone the State of the Union Address was his.
“It’s shocking, this sounds like something that maybe Ivanka wrote or Jared Kushner. It really doesn’t sound like Donald Trump’s language. This is a fellow who has troubles stringing three words together in the right order.”
Michael’s response was as a result of tweets by Donald Trump on 24th January when he said Nancy Pelosi had asked him to give the State of the Union Address which he had agreed to but Nancy later changed her mind as a result of the government shutdown.
As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2019
….alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a “great” State of the Union Address in the near future!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2019
After Michael’s commentary Trump took to twitter where he blasted him calling him a con and claimed that he told ‘made up’ stories on CNN.
A third rate conman who interviewed me many years ago for just a short period of time has been playing his biggest con of all on Fake News CNN. Michael D’Antonio, a broken down hack who knows nothing about me, goes on night after night telling made up Trump stories. Disgraceful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2019
Michael D’Antonio Books
- 2018: The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence (with Peter Eisner)
- 2017: A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama
- 2015: Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success (reprinted as The Truth About Trump, 2016)
- 2013: Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal
- 2013: The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future (with John Gerzema) (
- 2010: Spend Shift: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution Is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live (with John Gerzema)
- 2010: A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton’s Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America’s Cup
- 2009: Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O’Malley, Baseball’s Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles
- 2007: A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957 – The Space Race Begins
- 2006: Hershey: Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams
- 2004: The State Boys Rebellion
- 2003: Fun While It Lasted: My Rise and Fall in the Land of Fame and Fortune (with Bruce McNall)
- 2002: Tour ’72: Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Trevino; The Story of One Great Season
- 2001: Mosquito: A Natural History of Our Most Persistent and Deadly Foe (with Andrew Spielman)
- 2000: The Fourth Mega-Market, Now Through 2011 (with Ralph Acampora)
- 2000: Tin Cup Dreams: A Long Shot Makes it on the PGA Tour
- 1999: The Best Medicine: Doctors, Patients, and the Covenant of Caring (with Mike Magee)
- 1993: Atomic Harvest: Hanford and the Lethal Toll of America’s Nuclear Arsenal
- 1992: Heaven on Earth: Dispatches From America’s Spiritual Frontier
- 1990: Fall From Grace: The Failed Crusade of the Christian Right