Adam Nagourney - Updated Jun 2024

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Adam Nagourney

Adam Nagourney is a journalist and political writer from the United States. Adam Nagourney serves as a columnist plus chief of the Los Angeles bureau for the New York Times.

Early Life

Adam Nagourney was born in New York City, New York, United States, on the 10th of October 1954. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Libra and is currently 69 years old as of 2024. He is an American by nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

He was raised along with his brother, Eric Nagourney who is an editor at the Times. However, Adam has not disclosed much about his family background.

Adam Nagourney – Education

When it comes to his academics, he completed his graduation from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1977 with a B.A. in economics. Meanwhile, he received his early schooling in a local community school in nearby his hometown.

Professional Career

Adam Nagourney began working as a reporter at the Gannett Westchester Newspaper (now The Journal News), in Putnam County, White Plains, and northern Westchester County. He worked there for six years from 1977 to 1983. Afterward, he worked for the New York Daily News (1983–90) and USA Today (1990–1993), where he covered Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and the first year of the Clinton White House.

Caption: Adam Nagourney a journalist (Source: Internet Archive)

In 1996, he joined The New York Times, assigned to cover the presidential campaign of Bob Dole. He became the paper’s metropolitan political correspondent in New York in the 1996 election. Moreover, he was named chief political correspondent in 2002 and covered President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004 as well as Barack Obama’s win in 2008.

In the summer of 2010, he was named the paper’s Los Angeles bureau chief. In April 2020, he joined the Times’ politics bureau, where he assisted in covering the 2020 presidential race. He was designated West Coast culture correspondent in April 2021. In 2023, he returned to reporting national politics. As part of his journalism works, he is a writer. Moreover, he co-authored a book named “Out for Good” a history of the modern gay rights movement.


In 2007, Adam earned Purchase College’s President’s Award for Distinguished Alumni. With his successful career, he might earn several chances to win several awards and nominations in the coming days.

Net Worth 2024

This American reporter has earned a decent sum of money and lives a decent lifestyle with his family. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $500k while his annual salary and income have not been revealed by him.

According to online websites, an American reporter’s average salary is around $39k per year being a senior journalist.

Relationship Status

Moving on to his relationship status, Adam Nagourney is possibly single and unmarried. He has not been involved in any kind of relationship or affairs at the moment. Additionally, he has been quite secretive when it comes to his personal life.

Moreover, he has never seen anyone publicly that indicated their relationship. However, he came out as gay by sexual orientation. The reporter is open about his sexuality.

On June 16, 2015, Adam and the other three reporters released an article headlined “Deaths of Irish Students in Berkeley Balcony Collapse Cast Pall on Program” However, students in the J-1 visa category are labeled as “a source of embarrassment for Ireland” in the article.

Adam Nagourney – Body Measurements

Caption: Adam Nagourney in conversation with David Folkenflik (Source: YouTube)

This American reporter stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70 m) and weighs average. Moreover, he has short gray hair with a pair of green eyes color while his other body measurements are still under review.

Social Media

On his Twitter page ‘@adamnagourney’ there are over 26.4k followers. Likewise, there are over 7k followers on his official Facebook page and he is not active on Instagram.