Alessandra Stanley is a writer, critic and journalist based in New York City. She was The New York Times’ chief television critic for 12 years. Before that she was the newspaper’s bureau chief in Moscow and Rome.
She covered the 2016 election for the New York Times and has written about culture, national politics and foreign affairs for the Times as well as for Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, GQ, Town & Country and The New York Review of Books. In the fall of 2011, Ms. Stanley taught a seminar at Princeton on television criticism called, “Investigative Viewing.” She is currently working on a book about the Cold War.
Ms. Stanley grew up in Washington, D.C., and Europe, and studied literature at Harvard University. She speaks French, Italian and Russian.