David Kushner is an award-winning journalist and author. His books include Alligator Candy: A Memoir, Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture, Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids: How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds, Stormed Las Vegas, Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America’s Legendary Suburb, Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto, and The Bones of Marianna: A Reform School, a Terrible Secret, and a Hundred-Year Fight for Justice.
A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, Kushner has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, New York Times Magazine, New York, GQ, and Playboy. He was a producer and writer for the pioneering music website, SonicNet, in the mid-90s. A former digital culture commentator for National Public Radio Weekend Edition Sunday, he has been included in The Best American Crime Reporting and The Best Music Writing. Kushner has taught as an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. Several of Kushner’s books and articles are being developed for feature film and television.
"David was wonderful and a great voice to have participate in this conversation. His insights were invaluable and made the audience really think twice about their own habits, which was exactly what we were hoping would happen. We so appreciate his participation. "- USA Network