Bob Herbert - Updated May 2024

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Bob Herbert

Bob Herbert is a journalist by profession. Bob Herbert is quite famous for his articles on sensitive topics like racism, war, poverty, and many others. Similarly, he worked for the New York Times for a very long time.

Early Life

Bob Herbert was born on March 7, 1945. As of the present, he is 78 years old. Likewise, he was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Although being born in Brooklyn, he grew up in Montclair, New Jersey for some time along with his entire family.

The names of both his parents are unknown at the moment and there is no information regarding his siblings as well.

However, many sources confirm that his family apparently were the owners of some upholstery shops in New Jersey which was the reason the popular American journalist grew up in that city primarily.


Bob Herbert is a college graduate. He originally graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science and Journalism. Furthermore, he attended the University of new york (Empire State College).

The American journalist graduated college in the year 1988. However, the educational details when he was in elementary or high school are not obtainable for now.

Bob Herbert

Caption: A photo of Bob speaking on racism. Source: DePauw University

Mick Mars – Net Worth 2023

Bob Herbert is estimated to have a net worth of around $2 million. He used to earn his income through his job as a journalist.

However, he never revealed the monthly salary that he earned through his job. There is no information regarding the assets he owns at the moment.

Body Measurements

Bob Herbert has dark brown eyes and naturally black hair which he prefers keeping short and clean.

Other than this, there is no further information about his physical measurements such as his height, weight, and many more.

Bob Herbert

Caption: A portrait of Bob Herbert. Source: The New York Times


The 76 years old Bob started his career in the year 1970. He first worked at the Star-Ledger which was situated in New Jersey. Later, he started working for the New York Daily News.

He worked there for 9 years as a reporter and editor before he got promoted to political columnist and editor. Gradually as he kept working, he started to gain more experience and recognition in his field of work.

Similarly, he also got an opportunity to work at WCBS-TV in the position of the founding panelist of Sunday Edition in the year 1990.

Likewise, he also worked as a host for some time. Furthermore, he was a national correspondent on NBC for about 3 years.

He officially left the New York Times in the year 2011. The last column he ever wrote before he left the New York Times was ‘Losing Our Way’.

For quite some time he also wrote for the American Prospect magazine. He later went on to publish his very own book titled Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America.

Bob Herbert

Caption: A snapshot of Bob during an interview. Source: C-SPAN

Relationship Status

Bob Herbert has a beautiful wife named Deborah Bial. His wife is an education strategist, founder, and president of the Posse Foundation by occupation.

The exact date of their marriage is not available at present. It seems like the couple prefers keeping his personal details away from social media. Similarly, there is no information regarding their children as well.

Mick Mars – Social Media

Although he does not have an Instagram account of his own, he does however use Twitter. His official Twitter handle is @BobHerbert.

Similarly, he has garnered a total of 14.7 k followers on his Twitter account. It seems like Herbert first joined Twitter in November of 2008.