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Michael Jon Anderson

Anderson (BSJ74, MSJ75) retired in 2005 from his post as an editor for The Book Review of The New York Times, where he had worked since 1988. He selected books for review, solicited reviewers, edited reviews and aided in production. He worked with writers John Updike, Edna O'Brien, John LeCarre and John Irving to name a few.

Before joining the Times, Anderson worked for The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner where his second assignment was coverage of the largest mass murder in American history when a man killed 22 people after seizing a McDonald's restaurant in San Diego. Anderson then moved to The Los Angeles Times where he worked on their electronic publishing prototype, on the financial copy desk, the suburban copy desk and as suburban sports news editor.