Selim Algar

A veteran of New York City's newspaper trenches, Selim has chronicled a dizzying spectrum of big city characters ranging from mobsters to mayors over a 20-year career in journalism. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Selim earned a B.A. in Political Science from his hometown university and later received a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After freelancing for several top titles, Selim was hired as a staff reporter at the New York Post in 2005, where he currently covers the New York City Department of Education. Prior to that beat, Selim was assigned to the Eastern District of New York federal court desk in Brooklyn to report on its colorful parade of swindlers and psychopaths. Selim's work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The San Francisco Examiner, The Austin-American Statesman, The Ring, and Of Turkish descent, Selim lives with his wife and collaborator Rebecca Rosenberg in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York, with their two children. When not staring at a screen, Selim turns his attention to local history, chess, and boxing.
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