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Leon Neyfakh Biography
Leon Neyfakh is an American journalist, radio host, and author. He is known for hosting the podcast Slow Burn and his book The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up.
Leon has been a writer for the Slate.com team in New York since January 2015. On July 7, 2017, Leon published his first book “the next: A history of Rap, friendship and almost giving up.” The book covers the career of the rapper, Juiceboxxx.
Leon previously worked as a reporter in the Boston Globe from 2011 to 2014. From 2007-2010, He worked as a reporter at Observer Media. He has also wrote for Rolling Stone and Maxim Magazine.
Leon Neyfakh Age
Leon Neyfakh Early Life And Education
Neyfakh was born in the Soviet Union and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. Both of his parents are Russians who immigrated to the United States when Neyfakh was a child.Leon Neyfakh
He graduated from Harvard University in 2007 with an A.B. in history and literature. During his time at Harvard, he used to write for its student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson.
Leon Neyfakh Personal life And Married
Neyfakh is married to Alice Gregory, a freelance journalist. The couple lives in Brooklyn, New York City.
Leon Neyfakh Career
Neyfakh is best known for creating and hosting Slate‘s podcast Slow Burn, which has covered American political scandals. The first season of the podcast was about the Watergate scandal of Richard Nixon, and the second season covered the Lewinsky scandal of Bill Clinton.
Before joining Slate, Neyfakh worked for the Boston Globe as the Ideas staff and was a reporter for the New York Observer. He has also written for The FADER, The New Republic, and Rollingstone.com.
Neyfakh also wrote a book titled The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up, about “Juiceboxxx”, a rapper from Wisconsin.
In November 2018, Neyfakh announced on Twitter that he will leave Slate to write and host his new podcast, “FIASCO”.
Leon Neyfakh Net Worth
His net worth is still under review.
Leon Neyfakh Slow Burn And Podcast
Even recent history is rich with surprising subplots, strange details, and forgotten characters.
On Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh excavates the strange subplots and forgotten characters of recent political history—and finds surprising parallels to the present. Season 1 captured what it was like to live through Watergate; Season 2 does the same with the saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Slow Burn is a production of Slate Plus. Slate Plus members support our work—and they get a bonus episode every week, with exclusive interviews and conversations that go deeper into the story.