‘Media Critic and Writer’ Eric Boehlert dies at 57

Eric Boehlert was an American media critic and writer. Boehlert was a senior fellow at Media Matters for America for ten years and a staff writer at both Salon and Billboard.

Eric Boehlert, Media Critic, and Writer Dies at 57 in a bicycle accident

His family reported Wednesday that a liberal media critic who established Salon magazine was killed when he was struck by an NJ Transit train while riding his bicycle.

“Eric was a staunch advocate of democracy, social justice, and truth in media through his journalism, social media, books, and appearances on CNN and MSNBC,” Boehlert’s family said in a statement released Wednesday.

“In his probe of media hypocrisy and double standards, he was bold and clever, and his contribution was priceless.”

Boehlert also contributed to Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines as a journalist.

Hillary Clinton, a former Democratic presidential contender, also commented on Boehlert’s death.

“The passing of @EricBoehlert is awful news,” Clinton tweeted. “I’m heartbroken for his family and friends, and I’ll miss his important work combating disinformation and bias in the media.” What a pity.”

Eric Boehlert Age, Family, and Early Life

Eric Boehlert was born in Utica, New York, on December 6, 1965(Age 56 Years). Boehlert grew up in Indiana with his family before moving to Guilford, Connecticut.

eric boehlert family

However, we don’t have any information regarding his parents. As of now, we don’t have much information regarding his personal life.

Which school did he go to?

Boehlert earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Eric Boehlert Career, What was his profession?

Boehler served as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and as a staff writer for Billboard as a music journalist. Later, Boehlert became a founding editor of Salon, online news and commentary publication.

Boehlert got the Deems Taylor Award for music journalism from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 2002 for a series of pieces about the radio industry he wrote for Salon in 2001. The Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism was also nominated for the series.

In 2006, Boehlert joined the content analysis group Media Matters for America (MMFA). The same year, Boehlert published Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush, in which he contended that the mainstream media failed to adequately evaluate the George W. Bush administration.

Bloggers on the Bus, his most recent book, examines the expanding influence of blogs in American politics. It’s a play on the title of Timothy Crouse’s 1973 film The Boys on the Bus, which followed reporters as they followed presidential contenders during the 1972 US presidential election.

Boehlert was a harsh critic of Donald Trump and the media’s coverage of him. He stayed at MMFA for ten years, rising through the ranks to senior fellow until starting his own weekly, Press Run, in 2020. Boehlert claimed in his thrice-weekly commentary that mainstream media writers, particularly those from The New York Times, unfairly chastised Democrats while groveling before Republicans.

Eric Boehlert Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of Eric Boehlert is around $18 Million.

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Was Eric Boehlert Married? Who is his wife?

Eric was a married man and was married to Tracy Breslin for 29 years. They have 2 children together.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

He is seen available on Twitter as @EricBoehlert with 231.6K+ Followers.

Body Appearance of Eric Boehlert’s Height, Weight

HeightIn Feet: N / A
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Hair colorWhite
Eye colorHazel
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Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Eric Boehlert’s you should be known

Age56 Years
Relationship StatusMarried
SpousesTracy Breslin

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