Born in 1973 in New York, Alex Berenson is a seasoned journalist and award-winning author. Following his graduation from Yale University in 1994, where he majored in history and economics, Berenson initiated his journalism career at the Denver Post. In 1996, he joined the vanguard financial news website, TheStreet.com, as one of its initial employees.
Berenson transitioned to The New York Times in 1999, where his reportage spanned a wide array of subjects including the drug industry and natural disasters. His two stints as a correspondent in Iraq served as the foundation for his debut novel, “The Faithful Spy,” which won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
In 2010, Berenson departed The New York Times to focus on fiction writing, but his trajectory shifted after discussions with his wife prompted him to explore the science connecting cannabis to mental illness. This investigation culminated in the 2019 book, “Tell Your Children.”
To date, Berenson has authored twelve John Wells novels and two non-fiction works, “The Number” and “Tell Your Children.” He currently resides in the Hudson Valley with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Berenson, a forensic psychiatrist, and their children.